The Hood Canal Coordinating Council named the recipients of its Hood Canal Environmental Achievement Awards recently. Chris Weller, a biologist with Point No Point Treaty Council for 26 years before retiring earlier this year, was one of seven recipients.
From the Kitsap Sun:
Chris Weller: Retiring after 26 years with the Point No Point Treaty Council, Weller has been at the center of many salmon-restoration efforts in Hood Canal. They include the Summer Chum Conservation Initiative, which is credited for reversing a downward trend for threatened summer chum. Weller has been one of the few biologists in the region able to bridge the gaps between harvest, hatchery and habitat needs of salmon, Lawlis said.