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

Habitat Restoration

The Tulalip Tribes’ Restoration Program focuses on restoration, enhancement, and protection of habitat within historic and current Tulalip managed lands. 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 is 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 Stillagaumish River Basins. Recent projects include completion of the 375 acre Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project, helicopter large woody debris installation in Deer Creek (a tributary to the North Fork Stillaguamish River), and native vegetation restoration at the Hibulb Natural History Preserve, http://www.hibulbculturalcenter.org/Explore/Natural-Preserve/. Program staff also provide technical advice to and collaborate with other Snohomish Basin agencies and organizations for their habitat restoration projects.

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