Tribes Gain Additional Co-Management Status for Salmon, Wildlife in Western States
Federally recognized Indian tribes have had varying degrees of fisheries management access in Washington, Oregon and California, but recent actions have acknowledged tribal help and successes, particularly as they relate to salmon.
Salmon has held special cultural significance for tribes from the West Coast and Alaska. Several years of slim returns have prompted state and tribal managers to propose new ways to manage hatcheries and stocks.
For example, last year, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a Coquille Tribe ...Full Story »