Tag: Fish Passage

Skokomish Mark Return Of North Fork Flow

More than 80 years ago, President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button that energized Cushman Dam No. 1 on the North Fork of the Skokomish River. The hydroelectric dam dewatered the North Fork, wiping out salmon runs upon which the...

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Media roundup of culvert case decision

Here are a few stories from this morning on the decision in the culvert case. Seattle Times: Culvert ruling backs tribes Seattle PI: Tribes win ruling on salmon Associated Press: Judge: Wash. must ensure salmon can navigate...

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Baker Dam fish passages could boost sockeye runs

The Skagit Valley Herald has an article about PSE’s Baker River project: The utility hopes the new $40 million fish passage system and $112 million total in other improvements in the works will quadruple current numbers of...

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Swinomish hope for biodiesel from sunflowers

The Skagit Valley Herald has a story about the Skagit River System Cooperative’s study of saltwater intrusion on farms and the potential for growing crops that can be used in biodiesel production: First, it’s a long-term...

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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.

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Lummi gets estuary money

Bellingham Herald: The Lummi Indian tribe received a $66,000 grant to design a restoration project on a Nooksack River estuary. The project is one of nine throughout Puget Sound to receive a portion of $2.5 million in grants...

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