The (Everett) Herald:

Tulalip tribal members may soon be allowed to harvest medicinal herbs and other plants used in spiritual ceremonies from the Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest.

Late last week, tribal leaders announced an agreement they reached with officials at the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that kicks off a joint effort to protect natural resources held sacred by local tribes.

The agreement was years in the making, according to a statement released by the Tulalip Tribes.