Jay Julius, member of the Lummi Indian Business Council, addressed the impacts a proposed coal terminal would have on the environment and treaty-reserved fishing rights.
Maia Bellon, director of the Washington State Department of Ecology, addresses the Tribal Habitat Conference in Port Angeles, discussing the state’s role in toxic cleanups, water quality and human health indicators among other issues. Maia Bellon addresses Tribal Habitat Conference from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.
Paul Williams, Suquamish Tribe – Shellfish management policy advisor Ocean Acidification is the decrease of the pH in the ocean caused by increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Williams explains a little history of how CO2 has changed over thousands of years and notably, increasing between 1950 and 2010 at Mauna Loa (Hawaii), as well […]
Martin Fox – Muckleshoot Tribe – Monitoring sediment in streams The tribe monitored fine sediment in the middle Green River to determine if it was impacting chinook salmon egg survival, as the tribe had noticed lower egg survival compared to other rivers.The stretch of river was from Howard Hansen dam to SR 18. The objectives […]
He is looking at environmental health impacts from toxic runoff – what are they, how can they be effectively minimized and are ongoing efforts reducing impacts? His group of scientists work on pollution you don’t see – metals, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, etc. Case Study: coho salmon NOAA and partners have targeted science on eggs, alvins, juvenile […]
Tulalip Tribes’ Terry Williams talked about the marine food chain and climate change. The Pacific Salmon Commission started looking at climate change and one of the indicators was the loss and survival of species. A group was formed between Canada and US to determine the change. The group came up with the loss of the bottom […]
Rory O’Rourke presented on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s effort to clean up Port Gamble Bay. The tribe’s goal is to clean up the bay that has been polluted by the old timber mill, including the creosote and woodwaste that has entered the bay. One of the issues with Ecology is that they changed what […]
Notes from: NWIFC Chairman Billy Frank Jr. on the tribal initiative, Treaty Rights at Risk. Treaty Rights at Risk – we went to Obama and we went to the CDQ, the ones who work with federal agencies, then went to our delegations – Senators Murray and Cantwell, former Representative Dicks and other congressional folks. We’re […]
Welcome to the 2013 Tribal Habitat Conference! Throughout the day, we’ll be live blogging from the conference, held at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s Heritage Center in downtown Port Angeles. Speakers from a variety of Northwest tribes, plus state and federal agencies, will be presenting on various topics, including cleanups, water quality, climate change and […]
Paul Dorn, the final speaker of the day, is here to give his perspective on doing more than 30 years of restoration work in Kitsap County. He starts off with a video of coho smolts showing good behavior in a stream near Miller Bay. It was an emphiany for those who live in Miller Bay […]