Tulalip Tribes Celebrate A Century of Cooperative Management

Around the turn of the last century, Tulalip paddlers delivered salmon to a state-run hatchery. Today, their descendents are helping deliver plentiful fish runs back to the waterways of Snohomish County.

One hundred years ago, when Tulalip Indians canoed the Snohomish River toward a fish hatchery operated by the State of Washington, they carried wild salmon for a nascent supplementation program. They also brought with them the origins of today�s forward-thinking resource management in the basin.

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Tulalip Tribes� cooperative salmon enhancement program with the state.

�It’s a significant milestone,� said the Tulalip Tribes� Fisheries and Wildlife Director Danny Simpson. �It shows that we have always been concerned with the future of fish runs, and been willing to work together to protect them.�