Tag: Tidelands

Suquamish Tribe Reaches Out to Tideland Owners

As a way to better connect with waterfront landowners, the Suquamish Tribe has been hosting a successful shellfish social hour the past two years. At a restaurant in Silverdale each winter, the tribe invites property owners on...

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King 5 on Nisqually estuary restoration

King 5 came down to Nisqually yesterday and filed this report on the Nisqually Tribe’s habitat restoration efforts: A small tree is struggling for a foothold in the Nisqually River Delta, and it’s not alone. There are...

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Tidelands as a Classroom

Skokomish (June 6, 2008) – Since earthen dikes were breached last fall on the Skokomish tidelands, Alex Gouley has been a busy man. The Skokomish Tribe’s habitat division manager has not only been working on the next...

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Puget Sound Treaty Indian Tribes, Shellfish Growers Reach Pact

OLYMPIA (May 18, 2007) – Puget Sound treaty Indian tribes and commercial shellfish growers have finalized an agreement that will protect and enhance the resource while resolving legal issues from a federal court ruling that re-affirmed treaty-reserved tribal shellfish harvest rights.

The pact resolves lingering legal issues from a 1994 federal court ruling that upheld the tribes’ treaty-reserved shellfish harvest rights. The agreement preserves the health of the shellfish industry, recognizes the importance to the tribes of their shellfish harvest rights and provides greater shellfish harvest opportunities for everyone in the state.

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