Sauk-Suiattle Tribe monitoring stormwater in Darrington

In partnership with the Darrington town council, the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is monitoring stormwater runoff into the Sauk River. With a General Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the tribe bought an automatic sampler to collect runoff during storm events.

Fish Habitat Improved On Hoh River Tributary

HOH RIVER WATERSHED (Sept. 18, 2006)– One of the most productive coho tributaries to the lower Hoh River just got even better for fish thanks to the removal of a fish-blocking culvert on its upper reaches.

“Anytime there is an opportunity to get one of these fish-blocking culverts out, the tribe wants to remove it,” said Tyler Jurasin, fisheries biologist for the Hoh Tribe. One of the tribe’s highest priorities is addressing fish passage problems in the Hoh watershed. The $60,000 Braden Creek project is a cooperative effort between the Hoh Tribe and private timberland owner Rayonier.