Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
Tulalip Natural Resources Department image of alpine scene in the Cascade Mountains
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Sustaining our Traditions and Culture

Timber, Fish & Wildlife Program

The Tulalip Tribes’ Timber, Fish & Wildlife (TFW) Program got its start as a result of the 1987 TFW Agreement and was furthered with the Forests and Fish Agreement (1999). We are a regulatory participation program that works with forest landowners, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other local, State, and Federal agencies primarily to review proposed forest practices and other land-use activities within the Tulalip Tribes’ Usual and Accustomed Areas. We are technical experts with knowledge of fish resources and habitat, geomorphology, unstable slopes, hydrology, wildlife, and native northwest flora. We provide this expertise to other basin stakeholders while fostering positive working relationships for the protection and enhancement of culturally important natural resources. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the continued ability for tribal members to maintain and exercise their treaty protected rights.

Activities

  • Review and provide technical expertise for forest practices applications/activities
  • Protect, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat with a natural process based approach
  • Design and implement fish habitat restoration projects
  • Conduct research and monitoring studies to inform adaptive management of treaty protected resources
  • Advocate for tribal treaty rights among all resource stakeholders

Partners

Tulalip Natural Resources Department link to Washington State Department of Natural Resources Tulalip Natural Resources Department link to Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Tulalip Natural Resources Department link to Weyerhaeuser Tulalip Natural Resources Department link to Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Tulalip Natural Resources Department link to the Skagit Coop
Greenwood Creek Restoration Drone video Greenwood Creek Restoration Drone
Prescribed Burn Prairie Creation video Prescribed Burn Prairie Creation
Bog Identification video Bog Identification
Deer Creek Log Placement video Deer Creek Log Placement
Beaver Dam in Snow video Beaver Dam in Snow
Landslide Stream video Landslide Stream
Tulalip Matural Resources Stream Survey video Stream Survey
Tulalip Matters: Culvert Restoration video Tulalip Matters: Culvert Restoration
Tulalip Natural Resources Department line art image of forest or wetland area