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Entries from October 2012

Getting presentations online as we go along

October 30th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Getting presentations online as we go along

Currently, the first two speaker’s presentations are now online here: http://go.nwifc.org/s42012 We’ll add more as the day goes on.

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Millie Judge, keynote speaker

October 30th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Millie Judge, keynote speaker

We’re recording Milly’s talk, but here are some quick notes. Just a reminder, you can watch the live-stream all day at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/southsoundscience From the talk: Are some areas of improvement. There is more to be done and habitat is still the driver. Forest cover continues to decline. Where development happens, habitat declines. If […]

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South Sound Science Symposium live streaming and (limited) live blogging

October 30th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on South Sound Science Symposium live streaming and (limited) live blogging

The South Sound Science Symposium is being held today at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s event center. You can find the agenda for the day’s events here and live streaming should be available here.

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Squaxin Chinook and Coho Fishery Update

October 19th, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Chinook and Coho Fishery Update

Fishing has been under way for the past few months, with what looks like a fair Chinook season and an above average coho season.  As of October 15th, our 88 licensed Tribal fishers have harvested 4,375 Chinook and 48,748 Coho. Chinook and Coho Fish Management This year the Budd Inlet Chinook fishery yielded 4,375 fish, […]

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Powerline Fire after Recent Rainfall

October 18th, 2012 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Powerline Fire after Recent Rainfall

Last weekend’s rainfall did not wash large amounts of ash into the creek.  The light dusting seemed wash into the surface of the soil and very little erosion occurred.

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Johns Creek conditions after the Powerline 2 fire

October 11th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Johns Creek conditions after the Powerline 2 fire

Earthfix has the news on the aftermath of the Powerline 2 fire on the Johns Creek watershed: “The fire burned all the way down to the water,” says John Konovsky, environmental program manager for the Squaxin Island Tribe. “It’s in a steep ravine and you look up the hillside and all you see is all […]

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Powerline 2 Fire

October 8th, 2012 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Powerline 2 Fire

The Powerline 2 Fire has burned the riparian buffer on the north side of Johns Creek and around the cold water tributary just upstream of the old hatchery.  Will investigate in the field this week and report back.

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