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Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

FY15 Project
Stillaguamish Tribe 2016 Marine Monitoring Project

Project Summary

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians will continue to engage in three projects: (1) monitoring of water quality related to shellfish, finfish, and human health with the operation and maintenance of a remote marine hydrolab sensor system in Port Susan and Harmful Algal Bloom surveys; (2) a human health assessment & tribal shellfish consumption advisory project where composite samples of naturally occurring shellfish in Pt. Susan will be collected & analyzed for a broad suite of contaminants. This information will be used to develop a local shellfish consumption advisory; and (3) exploring the potential of using floating mussel rafts in Pt. Susan for the purpose of wave energy attenuation and sediment retention.

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FY14 Project
Stillaguamish Tribe Restoration and Protection Priorities

Project Summary
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians will continue to engage in three projects: (1) support of the Tribe’s education-outreach program that is designed to educate local residents and youth on the life history and habitat requirements of salmon and watershed health. It provides stewardship opportunities for the public, workshops, educational field trips, and permits the Tribe to participate in regional outreach events; (2) monitoring of water quality related to shellfish, salmon, and human health with the operation and maintenance of a marine buoy in Port Susan and Harmful Algal Bloom surveys; and (3) controlling 2.5 acres of non-native, invasive vegetation and completing native planting on tribally-owned land.

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FY13 Project
Stillaguamish Tribe Restoration and Protection Priorities

Project Summary
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians will continue to engage in three projects: (1) support of the Tribe’s education-outreach program that is designed to educate local residents and youth on the life history and habitat requirements of salmon and watershed health. It provides stewardship opportunities for the public, workshops, educational field trips, and permits the Tribe to participate in regional outreach events; (2) monitoring of water quality related to shellfish, salmon, and human health with the operation and maintenance of a marine buoy in Port Susan and Harmful Algal Bloom surveys; (3) investigation of emergent contaminants in estuarine habitat of Port Susan through the deployment of four passive sampling devices (POCIS) in the Stillaguamish delta, two distributary channels and one blind tidal channel. This sampling effort will provide baseline data on the presence of emergent contaminants in critical estuarine habitat used by juvenile salmon; and (4) controlling 72 acres of non-native, invasive vegetation on tribally-owned and private land at 18 sites throughout the Stillaguamish Basin.

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FY12 Project
Sources and Potential Treatment of Land-Based Pollutant Runoff

Project Summary
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians will engage in three projects: (1) support of the Tribe’s education-outreach program that is designed to educate local residents and youth on the life history and habitat requirements of salmon and watershed health. It provides stewardship opportunities for the public, workshops, educational field trips, and permits the Tribe to participate in regional outreach events; (2) monitoring of water quality related to shellfish and human health with the operation and maintenance of a marine buoy in Port Susan, surveys of Harmful Algal Bloom plankton, and continued water collection for the WA State BEACH program; and (3) investigation of emergent contaminants in estuarine habitat of Port Susan through the deployment of four passive sampling devices (POCIS) in the Stillaguamish delta, two distributary channels and one blind tidal channel. This sampling effort will provide baseline data on the presence of emergent contaminants in critical estuarine habitat used by juvenile salmon.

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FY11 Project
Studies on the Sources and Potential Treatment of Land-Based Pollutant Runoff

Project Summary
The Stillaguamish Tribe will engage in three projects: (1) the continued monitoring of stormwater outfalls in the Lower Stillaguamish River for the presence of a wide range of pollutants, and the implementation of an on-the-ground project directed at reducing stormwater impacts to surface water; and (2) the continued employment of mycoremediation techniques to test if polluted land-based runoff can be treated prior to its entering conveyance systems in order to reduce the impacts of stormwater to aquatic ecosystems; and (3) a partnership with Snohomish County to manage and operate an Inmate Riparian Enhancement Crew, which will expand and enhance floodplain riparian vegetation communities on Tribal and private land in priority sub-basins identified in the Stillaguamish Watershed Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan through riparian plantings of native vegetation and elimination of invasive and non-native weeds.

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FY10 Project
Studies on the Sources and Potential Treatment of Land-Based Pollutant Runoff

Project Summary
The Stillaguamish Tribe will engage in two projects to reduce the impacts of stormwater to aquatic ecosystems: (1) monitoring of stormwater outfalls in the Lower Stillaguamish River for the presence of a wide range of pollutants, leading toward the implementation of improved best management practices; and (2) employment of mycoremediation techniques to test if polluted land-based runoff can be treated prior to its entering conveyance systems.

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FY09 Project
Peak Flows and Chinook Survival in the Stillaguamish Watershed: Modeling the Relative Importance of Natural and Anthropogenic Factors; Prioritizing Restoration and Protection Actions Utilizing a Parcel-Based GIS Framework

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
Stillaguamish Watershed – Integration of Chinook Recovery Plan into Implementation of Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) Action Agenda

Project Summary
The Stillaguamish Tribe proposal will consist of two tasks. The Tribe will contribute towards the development of three year work plans for the Stillaguamish watershed that will integrate the local salmon recovery goals with those of the broader Puget Sound Partnershipe Action Agenda, update the Stillaguamish monitoring and adaptive management plan to better reflect recovery goals and priorities, and develop a list of changes (both regional and local) needed in the regulatory arena to ensure that recovery actions are not negated by ongoing, permitted activities. The second task will involve undertaking a watershed wide culvert inventory (building off past efforts), using a systematic approach to find and survey culverts on a variety of ownerships. From this inventory, a prioritized list of fish passage projects will emerge to guide restoration work in upcoming years.

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