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Nisqually Indian Tribe

FY15 Project
Salish Sea Marine Survival Project & Nisqually Community Forest Planning

Project Summary
Nisqually Indian Tribe is funding two ongoing projects: (1) continuing to partner with Long Live the Kings (LLTK), the lead in coordinating the development and implementation of research activities within Puget Sound that are part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a U.S.-Canada research effort to identify the most significant factors affecting juvenile salmon and steelhead survival in the Salish Sea marine environment. LLTK will communicate project progress to managers and the general public; and (2) building on the evaluation the Mashel subbasin for prioritization of future purchases by the Nisqually Community Forest.  Best Management Practices for forestry in the Nisqually will be developed.  These practices will be created for implementation on Nisqually Community Forest lands and will be also communicated to other forest landowners in the Mashel subbasin.

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FY14 Project
Salish Sea Marine Survival Project & Nisqually Community Forest Planning

Project Summary
Nisqually Indian Tribe will fund two projects: (1) continuing to partner with Long Live the Kings (LLTK), the lead in coordinating the development and implementation of research activities within Puget Sound that are part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a U.S.-Canada research effort to identify the most significant factors affecting juvenile salmon and steelhead survival in the Salish Sea marine environment. LLTK will provide facilitation support for coordinating, technical, and research teams; maintain links between the project and other Puget Sound-region initiatives; and maintain a public website and create other materials for project communications; and (2) evaluating the Mashel subbasin for prioritization of future purchases by the Nisqually Community Forest. Parcels will be analyzed to determine the opportunity for the greatest conservation benefit for listed salmon species. Initial management recommendations for the parcels will also be created.

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FY13 Project
Salish Sea Marine Survival Project & Nisqually Usual and Accustomed Area Derelict Gear Removal

Project Summary
Nisqually Indian Tribe will fund two ongoing projects: (1) partnering with Long Live the Kings (LLTK), the lead in coordinating the development and implementation of research activities within Puget Sound that are part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a U.S.-Canada research effort to identify the most significant factors affecting juvenile salmon and steelhead survival in the Salish Sea marine environment. LLTK will provide facilitation support for coordinating, technical, and research teams; maintain links between the project and other Puget Sound-region initiatives; and conduct a zooplankton retrospective study to inform the development of a Puget Sound-wide zooplankton monitoring program; and (2) identifying and removing derelict fishing gear in prioritized areas in South Puget Sound utilizing methods prescribed by National Marine Fisheries Division of NOAA and WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife . Derelict gear continues to cause mortalities of all marine life in South Sound, from salmon and rockfish to marine birds and mammals, and its removal is critical to the health and recovery of the regions ecosystem.

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FY12 Project
Nisqually Salmon Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Field Assistance & Nisqually Usual and Accustomed Area Derelict Gear Removal

Project Summary
Nisqually Indian Tribe will conduct two projects: (1) implementing the 2011 Nisqually Chinook Stock Management Plan by conducting mainstem weir efficiency rate based on mark recapture; hatchery and natural Chinook composition on spawning grounds; hatchery and natural composition in fishery; hatchery and natural composition in hatchery; and adult and juvenile Chinook life history diversity, age, and growth through otolith analysis. Successful implementation of the Plan, which integrates habitat, harvest, and hatchery actions in order to move towards developing a locally adapted natural population of Chinook salmon, depends on robust hatchery and natural stock monitoring information; and (2) identifying and removing derelict fishing gear in prioritized areas in South Puget Sound. Derelict gear continues to cause mortalities of all marine life in South Sound, from salmon and rockfish to marine birds and mammals, and its removal is critical to the health and recovery of the regions ecosystem.

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FY11 Project
Funding Mechanisms to Restore the Nisqually River Basin; Engaging the Eatonville Community in Saving Salmon through Managing Stormwater; Marine Survival of Salmon and Steelhead in the Salish Sea

Project Summary
Nisqually Indian Tribe will conduct three projects: (1) identifying one or more funding mechanisms that will provide a robust, sustainable and sufficient funding base for the successful implementation of the Nisqually Chinook Recovery Plan; (2) partnering with the Nisqually River Foundation to conduct demonstration low impact development retrofit projects in Eatonville, while organizing a focused public outreach and involvement campaign to engage and educate local community members about the importance of managing Eatonville’s stormwater – a critical part of salmon habitat restoration and protection in both the Mashel River and Ohop Creek; and (3) partnering with Long Live the Kings as the lead to facilitate the development of a joint US/Canada research plan and associated research program to identify the most significant factors affecting salmon survival and productivity in the Salish Sea marine environment, including the estuary and near-shore; and make this information available to inform resource agencies and improve salmon management.

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FY10 Project
Managing Eatonville’s Stormwater to Protect Salmon; Nisqually Sustainable

Project Summary
Nisqually Indian Tribe will conduct two projects: (1) partnering with the Town of Eatonville to update its plan for managing stormwater in Eatonville, focusing on identifying ways to incorporate retrofits and low impact development to infiltrate and treat a greater portion of stormwater; and (2) extending Nisqually Sustainable, a project that provides an economic incentive for watershed businesses to conserve water, reduce wastewater, reduce pollution, and manage stormwater sustainably.

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FY09 Project
Monitoring and Adaptive Management of the Nisqually Delta Tidal Marsh Restoration: Restoring Ecosystem Function for Salmon

Project Information
This project was directly administered by the EPA; the project description, funding amount, and information for all FY09 Tribal Implementation Assistance Grants can be found on the EPA website.

 

FY08 Project
Nisqually Indian Tribe Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda Implementation Project

Project Summary
The Nisqually Tribe project support the Nisqually Indian Tribes role in the implementation of the Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda and the ongoing development and assessment of actions necessary to achieve success. More specifically the project will provide tribal representation on the Ecosystem Coordination Board, the South Puget Sound Action Area, and the Regional Salmon Recovery Council. Representative will communicate tribal positions, organize and facilitate ongoing communication among tribes on issues of importance, and present tribal concerns and priorities to the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, Ecosystem Coordination Board and Leadership Council.

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