A new forest will be the finishing touch on more than a decade of salmon restoration work by the Nisqually Indian Tribe on the Mashel River. The tribe is working with the Nisqually River Education Project and the Nisqually Land
ABOUT NORTHWEST TREATY TRIBES
Tribes. Treaty Rights.
That’s what we’re all about.
The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission has been around since 1974, supporting tribes in the exercise of their treaty rights. One way we’ve helped is by telling the story of the tribes protecting and restoring natural resources.
A South Fork Nooksack River hatchery program that took juvenile chinook salmon into “protective custody” no longer has to collect broodstock as fry to raise in captivity before spawning them. Not only are the adult offspring of the captive broodstock
The Tulalip Tribes and the city of Snohomish plan to remove a dam on the Pilchuck River where fish passage has been impeded for more than 100 years. The city owns the water supply diversion dam on the river southeast
With southern resident orcas at their lowest numbers in decades, the world’s attention is focused on the decline of their preferred prey: Puget Sound chinook salmon. The treaty tribes in western Washington have been calling for years for bold actions
A streamside forest will become more salmon-friendly because of work by the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Tacoma Public Utilities. The municipal utility owns a 90-acre stretch of streamside forest along the Nisqually River. Working with the tribe’s salmon habitat restoration