Nooksack Tribe discusses salmon restoration

Representatives of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington met with federal officials and environmentalists to discuss restoration of salmon in the Nooksack River.

Ned Currence of the Nooksack natural resources department said the tribe won't be able to restore salmon to historic levels. “We need to work with what we have and set priorities," he said, The Bellingham Herald reported.

Participants at the Salmon Summit estimated the river needs about 5,600 salmon to sustain. Right now, fewer than 400 return to the waters.

To bring the salmon to the higher levels, it could cost up to $432 million.

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Efforts to aid Nooksack salmon reviewed (The Belingham Herald 11/3)

Relevant Links:
Nooksack Indian Tribe - http://www.nooksack-tribe.org
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association - http://vq-opensite.com/nsea

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