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