Swinomish receives funding for Kukutali Preserve

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced grant funding for tribal wildlife conservation projects, including the Swinomish Tribe’s management of Kukutali Preserve, also known as Kiket Island.

From Environment News Service:

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will inventory, manage, protect, and enhance wildlife and habitat resources on the 118 acres of tidelands, nearshore, and old growth forests of Kukutali Preserve on the Swinomish Reservation in Washington state.

A key element will include the creation of a 50-year management plan for the Kukutali Preserve by the Tribe and Washington State Parks as co-owners and managers of the Preserve. The restoration project is designed to protect the threatened Skagit Chinook salmon by providing protection to critical rearing habitat.