Tag: Puget Sound Salmon

Swinomish Tribe Wins Historic Case Against Dike District

A Federal District court judge in Seattle has ruled in favor of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in a case involving a diking and drainage district’s failure to comply with the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act when replacing tidegates in its jurisdiction.

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New Hatchery Tagging Trailer Helps Salmon

OLYMPIA (May 2, 2005) – A new automatic clipping and tagging trailer is assisting treaty tribes in western Washington in more efficiently marking and identifying hatchery salmon. “Being able to tell hatchery and wild...

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All Habitat Is Critical

January 3, 2004 Habitat is the key to wild salmon recovery in western Washington. That’s why the treaty tribes who have always called this region home were surprised by the Bush Administration’s plan to reduce by more than 80...

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Nisqually Tribe Restores Yelm Creek Salmon Habitat

Almost ten years after a flood ravaged salmon habitat on Yelm Creek the Nisqually Tribe and the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group are repairing some of the damage.

“This entire area was underwater in 1996,” said Teresa Moon, project manager for the SPSSEG. “The flood changed a lot across the watershed, for good and for bad.” The tribe and the enhancement group are digging out a pond that was filled with sediment during the flood and opening salmon access to the upper creek by modifying a fish-blocking logjam in a steep canyon.

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Boldt Brought Management To State

March 31, 2004 This year marks the 30th anniversary of a court decision that forever changed natural resource management in the State of Washington – for the better. Most Washingtonians know Federal Judge George Boldt...

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