Director of Ecology talks toxic cleanup, water quality

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: Ocean Acidification

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 […]

Water Quality in Salmon Habitat: Nat Scholz, NOAA

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 […]

Billy Frank Jr.: Treaty Rights At Risk

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!

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 […]