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Shelton Harbor Restoration

June 29th, 2016 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Shelton Harbor Restoration

We are pleased to announce the kickoff of a project designed to restore the Goldsborough and Shelton Creek estuaries in Shelton Harbor. When complete the project area and other high quality habitat in the harbor will be placed into permanent protection. Existing conditions. Conceptual design for the completed project. The overall project involves- Landowners: Simpson […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · Shellfish

Kindergarteners Burfoot Park Field Trip, Puget Sound Sea Life, Scuba Divers too!

June 2nd, 2016 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Kindergarteners Burfoot Park Field Trip, Puget Sound Sea Life, Scuba Divers too!

  It’s that time of year when classrooms take a day to go on an end of the year field trip, somewhere fun, but somewhere educational.  On Tuesday May 24th, Griffin School and Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) kindergarten classes planned a trip to Burfoot Park along Budd Inlet, where they were greeted by Squaxin Island Tribe […]

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Tags: Salmon

Even more bad news coming for South Puget Sound salmon returns

February 16th, 2016 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Even more bad news coming for South Puget Sound salmon returns

This year’s forecasts for coho coming back to the deep South Sound show the lasting impact of poor marine survival caused by the recent Pacific Blob, a large area of warm ocean water. For example, this coming year, only 1,800 coho that originated from the Squaxin Island Tribal net pens program are expected to return. […]

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Tags: netpens · Salmon

Collier Boat Ramp and Jetty Restoration

November 20th, 2015 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Collier Boat Ramp and Jetty Restoration

The Squaxin Island Tribe, working with our partner the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group http://spsseg.org/, recently completed a project to remove a boat ramp and large concrete structure that had  been used as a boat basin. Both of these structures blocked the natural movement of sediment down the beach. Why is this important? This […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · Uncategorized

Each dock counts towards hurting salmon

July 28th, 2015 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Each dock counts towards hurting salmon

How much progress are we really making in restoring Puget Sound? On one hand, community partners get together with us here at the tribe and at local governments to push forward a few habitat restoration projects a year. At the very most. But, on the other end, dozens and dozens of shoreline development projects seem […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon

Intertidal Forage Fish Training with WDFW, Its an Egg Hunt!

June 8th, 2015 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Intertidal Forage Fish Training with WDFW, Its an Egg Hunt!

We were lucky enough to have Phillip Dionne from WDFW join us at the Natural Resource Department. He gave a presentation about forage fish and there critical habitat along the shores of Puget Sound. Forage fish lay their eggs in the sand-gravel beach zone as well as the outer tide flats. A substantial amount of […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon

Squaxin Island Tribe, land trust, turning golf course into habitat

April 10th, 2014 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Squaxin Island Tribe, land trust, turning golf course into habitat

The Capital Land Trust and the Squaxin Island Tribe are working to bring back salmon habitat and protect an important shellfish growing area by restoring a former golf course on Oakland Bay. The land trust recently purchased the 74-acre Bayshore Golf Course, which includes the mouth of Johns Creek and over a thousand feet of […]

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Tags: Salmon · Shellfish · Water Quality

Week 45 Apple Tree Cove Test Fishery Update

November 7th, 2013 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Week 45 Apple Tree Cove Test Fishery Update

The week-45 South Sound chum test fishery at Apple Cove Point provided decent catches yesterday but nothing spectacular. They caught at total of 902 chum (plus 10 coho and 2 immature Chinook) in six sets which compares pretty well with historic week-45 catches. The tides were not ideal, ebbing during all but the first set. […]

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Tags: Salmon

Week 43 South Sound Chum Test Fishery Update

October 24th, 2013 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Week 43 South Sound Chum Test Fishery Update

Just a quick summary on the WK43 test fishery info: South Sound chum test fishing at Apple Cove Point improved this week. Yesterdays test fishery caught a total of 3,456 chum in five sets (plus 51 coho and 15 immature Chinook). Heavy fog all day prevented them from completing the usual six sets. Tides were […]

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Week 42-Apple Tree Cove Chum Test Fishery Update

October 22nd, 2013 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Week 42-Apple Tree Cove Chum Test Fishery Update

During the chum salmon season Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) conducts the Apple Tree Cove Chum test fishery in Area 10 (Near Kingston, Washington), weekly for four weeks. This test fishery has been on going for over 30 years. In this test fishery the catches are used to update the inseason Puget Sound Fall Chum […]

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Tags: Salmon