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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

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

Working together to make sure shellfish stay safe to harvest

May 22nd, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Working together to make sure shellfish stay safe to harvest

The Squaxin Island Tribe and Mason County are forming a new partnership to protect one of the most productive shellfish growing areas in the world. The new working relationship will manage an enhanced Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) program, as part of the state’s recently announced Shellfish Initiative. “The enhanced program will bring a new […]

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Ancient Clam Gardens and Deepwater Sand Lance Habitat

November 7th, 2011 by esparkman · Comments Off on Ancient Clam Gardens and Deepwater Sand Lance Habitat

Ancient clam gardens and deepwater sand lance habitats are just two of the many varied topics that were interesting at the biennial Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference held in Vancouver British Columbia this October.   Researchers fromSimonFraserUniversitylooked at the effectiveness of ancient shellfish gardens created onQuadraIslandinBritish Columbia.  In these gardens, first nations’ peoples cleared rocks and small […]

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Excess Nutrients increase Ocean Acidification

November 4th, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Excess Nutrients increase Ocean Acidification

Nutrient loading and its effects on the health of the Salish Sea was a topic covered from a variety of perspectives at the recent Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver, BC.  The most common threat from elevated nutrients is hypoxia, or dangerously low levels of dissolved oxygen as is found at times in Hood Canal. […]

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Governor comments on Samish Shellfish Closure

April 7th, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Governor comments on Samish Shellfish Closure

Some very interesting footage of the Governor discussing with her natural resources cabinet the role of ag in closing Samish Bay to shellfish harvest.  Let’s hope she applies as much pressure on her staff the next time a closure is proposed in Oakland Bay.

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Tags: Shellfish · Water Quality

Private tideland harvest at Dutcher Cove

March 23rd, 2011 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Private tideland harvest at Dutcher Cove

Over at the NWIFC, there is a new video of how private tideland harvests are handled:

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Phil Anderson Chosen As Leader of WDFW

September 15th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

From Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Website: Anderson Good Choice to lead WDFW The treaty tribes of western Washington look forward to continuing to work with Phil Anderson as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Anderson was named the department’s permanent director Saturday by the nine-member commission….(read more at NWIFC website).

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · Shellfish · Water Quality

Mussel Surveys on Skookum Creek

August 31st, 2009 by esparkman · No Comments

Check out this news report of the Tribe’s freshwater mussel surveys on Skookum Creek.   http://www.king5.com/localnews/environment/stories/NW_082609ENB_divers-freshwater-mussels-JM.11bc2a6de.html?rss

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Video of clam growth tracking project

June 24th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Two new videos of the tribe’s shellfish growth tracking project are posted here. Tribal biologists are numbering clams with tiny numbered red tags and by simply writing on them.  Clam growth is typically measured by randomly surveying clams on a beach, but that technique isn’t very exact. You can also hear about the project here.

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