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Entries from June 2011

South Sound Salmon Forecast and Squaxin Annual Regulations

June 28th, 2011 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on South Sound Salmon Forecast and Squaxin Annual Regulations

It’s time to get your boats ready and gear mended because fishing season is just around the corner.  We are expecting to see some good returns of Fall Chinook  with approximately 19,500 expected to come back to Tumwater Falls Hatchery this year.   The coho season was a real downer last year with record low […]

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Tags: Salmon

Arcadia Boat Launch Closure

June 27th, 2011 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Arcadia Boat Launch Closure

The long-awaited reconstruction of the Arcadia Boat Ramp will begin in early July.  Fishermen and clam diggers please be aware that the ramp will be closed to all traffic during the construction period and use of the parking lot will be limited. The 2011 Tribal Canoe Journey Launching and the First Salmon Ceremony will be […]

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Tags: Sports

Deschutes Estuary restoration interview on KAOS

June 27th, 2011 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Deschutes Estuary restoration interview on KAOS

Jeff Dickison, a biologist with the Squaxin Island Tribe, was interviewed over the weekend on Make No Bones About It on KAOS.

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Tags: Deschutes River Estuary

Restoring the Deschutes Estuary would benefit salmon from all over Puget Sound

June 7th, 2011 by jdickison · Comments Off on Restoring the Deschutes Estuary would benefit salmon from all over Puget Sound

Salmon smolts from numerous Puget Sound river systems migrate into Budd Inlet. The Squaxin Island Tribe has been monitoring salmon usage there and we’ve found extensive use by juvenile salmon all over the region. This isn’t really surprising. Deep south Puget Sound is one of the most productive areas in the world for the food […]

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Tags: Deschutes River Estuary

The myth of the connection between Wilder and White and Capitol Lake

June 6th, 2011 by eoconnell · Comments Off on The myth of the connection between Wilder and White and Capitol Lake

The creation of what we now know as Capitol Lake was not the natural outgrowth of a landscaping plan for the Capitol Campus. Rather, it was the result of a decades-long lobbying effort by local businessmen, politicians and city-fathers to create an appealing water feature and “scrape the moss off” Olympia. Recently, lake defenders have […]

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Tags: Deschutes River Estuary