2017 TRIBAL HABITAT CONFERENCE Blog

Director of Ecology talks toxic cleanup, water quality

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....

Paul Williams, Suquamish: Ocean Acidification

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...

Martin Fox, Muckleshoot: Monitoring sediment in streams

Martin Fox, Muckleshoot: Monitoring sediment in streams

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...

Water Quality in Salmon Habitat: Nat Scholz, NOAA

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...

Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribes: Marine Food Chain

Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribes: Marine Food Chain

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....

Clean Up Efforts: Port Gamble S’Klallam and Lower Elwha Klallam tribes

Clean Up Efforts: Port Gamble S’Klallam and Lower Elwha Klallam tribes

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,...

Billy Frank Jr.: Treaty Rights At Risk

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...

Welcome to the 2013 Tribal Habitat Conference!

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...

Thirty Year Perspective of Restoration in Kitsap County

Thirty Year Perspective of Restoration in Kitsap County

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...

Skagit Nearshore/Pocket Estuary Restoration Planning and Evaluation

Skagit Nearshore/Pocket Estuary Restoration Planning and Evaluation

Eric Beamer and Aundrea McBride of the Skagit River System Cooperative are now presenting on juvenile chinook salmon orgin and non-natal use of small streams in the Whidbey Basin. Eric Beamer: Successful observations included...