Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe: Sequim Elk Herd Must Be Moved Out Of The Path Of Development

SEQUIM (Feb. 6, 2006)– Moving the Sequim elk herd is the best way to save it from a slow death by development and help local farmers at the same time. That’s the conclusion the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council reached at its January meeting.

“It’s disappointing that the city government and developers aren’t interested in being sensitive or responsible to wildlife needs,” said Ron Allen, tribal chairman for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. “This was not a comforting decision to make, but nobody else is stepping up to tackle this problem and we find ourselves taking the lead.”

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Ridding Dungeness Of Invasive Plants

SEQUIM (Sept. 19, 2005) – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal crews this summer are combing the Dungeness River for two invasive weeds – knotweed and buddleia. Both are aggressive, non-native plants and both are a serious threat to salmon habitat along the river in Sequim.

“These weeds establish themselves quickly and out-compete native plants that are important for creating and maintaining fish habitat along the Dungeness River,” said Hilton Turnbull, Forest and Fish biologist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, while injecting a knotweed cane with an herbicide-filled, needle-tipped gun. “What we are doing is mapping the weed occurrences and monitoring how effective our treatment methods are for control from one year to the next.”