Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
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Sustaining our Traditions and Culture

Restoration, Acquisition and Stewardship Program

The Tulalip Tribes’ Restoration, Acquisition and Stewardship Program protects and restores Tulalip Treaty Retained Resources through conservation, stewardship, restoration, and enhancement of critical habitat and natural processes. The program focuses on the multi-species recovery of salmon habitat and populations throughout their historic range, and in particular critical habitat for the Endangered Species Act-threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), which are central to Tulalip culture. The Restoration Program scopes, designs, implements, manages, and monitors habitat projects throughout Tulalip’s “Usual and Accustomed” areas, from the crest of the Cascades to the shores of the Salish Sea. The current geographic focus of this work is primarily within the Snohomish and Stillaguamish River Basins. Restoration projects include estuary restoration, floodplain connectivity, dam removal, fish barrier correction, in-stream habitat enhancement, and riparian enhancement. Program staff also collaborate with other Snohomish and Stillaguamish Basin agencies and organizations to provide technical support for restoration prioritization, coordination and facilitation. To achieve our goals, we actively participate in the Snohomish Basin Salmon Recovery Technical Committee, the Snohomish Marine Resources Committee, the PSP Habitat Strategic Initiative Lead, King County Flood Control District Snoqualmie Watershed Forum, and the Sustainable Lands Strategy Implementation Team.

Your donation will support this important work! We work with The Tulalip Foundation to identify and fund exciting projects. Click the below Donate button to be directed to The Tulalip Foundation donation page, and select "NR Restoration Program" from the "My donation is for" dropdown menu.

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