The number of well logs has increased nearly 280 percent in WRIA 17 between 1980 and 2010, and over 300 percent in the Chimacum Creek watershed (Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe chapter in State of our Watersheds).
Every red dot is a new well in a basin that has been closed for new withdrawals: The State of Our Watersheds Report describes the impact these wells are having on salmon habitat: The WRIA 1 watershed instream flow rules were set in 1986 to “protect and preserve” instream resources from low flow exceedances. … […]
Instead of downloading the entire State of Our Watersheds Report, you can now browse the data the treaty tribes put together in a new interactive map tool. The browseable maps gives you all of the information that was included in the regional and tribal reports in an intuitive interface.
Late last week the treaty tribes in western Washington released a new report showing that — despite drastic cuts in harvest and investment in habitat restoration — we are losing the fight to recover salmon. In short, salmon habitat destruction is still going on faster than restoration. One of the most damaging aspects of habitat […]
Read more about State of Our Watersheds Report here.
The Treaty Rights at Risk report highlights an alarming trend in western Washington. If we don’t change the way we make room for our increasing population, things are only going to get worse for salmon. For example, based on the number of people we expect to live here in the future, here is how the […]
Ed Johnstone of the Quinault Indian Nation talks about what is at risk for him: There are more stories about What is at Risk here.
Joe Peters, a Squaxin Island tribal member and the tribe’s fisheries management biologist, talks about what is at risk for his tribe and his family in the face of declining salmon runs. There are more stories about What is at Risk here.
An Associated Press story about the Treaty Rights at Risk initiative was carried by many news outlets this morning, including the Seattle PI. From the story by Phuong Le: Now, those tribes say their treaty rights with the U.S. are at risk because the region is losing habitat that salmon need to survive. They say […]
Jeromy Sullivan, chair of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, talks about what he and his tribe is losing as we continue to lose ground in preserving our natural resources. You can view more stories about What is at Risk here.