Honoring the yubəč by Kalvin Valdillez

Smoke billowed from the Tulalip Longhouse on the overcast morning of June 15. On the inside, a circle of traditional dancers moved in a counterclockwise motion to the sounds of strong drumbeats and melodies sang in the traditional Lushootseed language. Continue reading

Quileute Tribe Opens Habitat For Salmon

Salmon leaving the Quillayute River watershed now have access to 22 acres of habitat that had been blocked for decades. Last fall the Quileute Indian Tribe restored the connection between a tributary slough and four wetlands by replacing a series of culverts under a road with three larger culverts and a bridge. Continue reading

Lummi Nation Continues to Improve Salmon Habitat

A lack of holding pools in the South Fork Nooksack River continues to limit the recovery of spring chinook salmon populations.

The Lummi Nation will soon begin the second phase of a restoration project near Skookum Creek to improve habitat complexity, connectivity and climate change resilience for threatened salmon species. Continue reading