Squaxin Island Tribe's Natural Resources

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Entries from October 2008

Squaxin Island Tribe Suspends Salmon Fisheries to Meet Totten Inlet Escapement Needs.

October 31st, 2008 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

As of 9 AM Sunday October 26, the Squaxin Island Tribe suspended all directed salmon fisheries to ensure that Totten Inlet meets its escapement goal. 2008 Escapement goal for Totten Inlet is 14,400 chum. On Wednesday October 29 Squaxin NR staff walked Kennedy Creek and only counted 1922 live and 55 dead chum. These numbers […]

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Tags: Salmon

Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish Stewardship Initiative

October 31st, 2008 by jkonovsky · No Comments

Background:  the county surrounding Hammersley Inlet was named Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish in 1853 to honor those already living there.  The county name was changed in 1864, but still encompasses Oakland Bay—a natural resource vital to the ecologic and economic health of Puget Sound, Mason County, the shellfish and timber industries, the City of Shelton and the Squaxin […]

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Tags: Water Quality

Inner Tubers Ahead of Biologists in Restoring Deschutes River

October 30th, 2008 by jkonovsky · No Comments

On the wall of my office is a photo of one of my co-workers, Joe Puhn taken during a habitat survey on the Deschutes River.  He’s standing in a few feet of water, hanging on to his float tube.  What’s interesting about the picture is the width, depth, and curviness (sinuosity) of the river. We were […]

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Tags: Water Quality