salmon habitat Archives - Salish Current

Storm-battered county road on Lopez target of relocation efforts

May 2, 2024
Nancy DeVaux

Access to Iceberg Point National Monument and 80 properties at risk

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Tribe, feds, state face off on stream water temperature in the Skagit

April 24, 2024
Dick Clever

Swinomish say not enough is being done to address the overheating of the Skagit’s salmon spawning and breeding streams.

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Shaw Island project restores beach to natural state

March 1, 2024
Elise Cope

Commentary: A Shaw Island landowner working with a local nonprofit revitalized part of the Salish Sea ecosystem network.

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Canada approved a major port expansion in endangered orca habitat — now it’s going to court

February 20, 2024
Steph Kwetásel'wet Wood, The Narwhal

Just north of the U.S.-Canada border, conservation groups say the feds contravened endangered species law when they approved Roberts Bank Terminal 2 in Metro Vancouver, which would double the footprint of Canada’s largest port.

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Nooksack water rights adjudication is on track for April filing

February 14, 2024
Clifford Heberden
State officials in the Legislature, courts administration and Ecology are preparing Whatcom courts and residents for pending historic water rights adjudication.
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Planning for less water in Whatcom

January 30, 2024
Eric Hirst

Commentary: All of us in Whatcom County will have less — perhaps much less — water for our homes, businesses and farms in the future.

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The Skagit: Seattle City Light and a river to fight over

December 4, 2023
Dick Clever

A river as magnificent as the Skagit will inevitably be fought over. The Skagit delta is where diverse interests converge — fish, farms, and now, Seattle’s endless need for hydroelectric power.

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Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project is a looming environmental disaster

November 20, 2023
Roger Emsley

Commentary: What started as a single man-made pod in the estuary is now a massive port complex with both coal and three-berth container terminals and many trains daily.

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Samish Nation protects ‘breathtaking’ kelp forests, nearshore habitat

November 14, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

Restoration work by the Samish Indian Nation is addressing the 36% decline in kelp forest acreage in the San Juan archipelago.

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BC mega container terminal questions answered

November 8, 2023
Ginny Broadhurst

Commentary: National focus narrows consideration of potential environmental damages.

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Lopez Island ‘most special place’ to be held in local control

October 24, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

Watmough Bay Higgins property management discussions raise issues of tribal, federal co-management.

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Myriad major threats to Salish Sea in proposed BC port terminal expansion

October 19, 2023
Derek Moscato

Commentary: It’s time for residents across the Salish Sea region to come together and holistically assess long-term implications of a historically significant infrastructure project proposed at Roberts Bank in Lower British Columbia.

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Locals in small operation take on ‘tall order’ in marine ecosystem

September 22, 2023
Adam M. Sowards

Volunteer power is channeled into marine conservation by the Northwest Straits Initiative.

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Candidates talk water as Whatcom wells run dry

September 8, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Nooksack watershed and Whatcom County leaders face lower streamflows, higher stream temperatures, less snow runoff and higher temperatures. What do candidates say?

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Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut celebration is a call to action

August 28, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

A celebration of life for Southern Resident orca Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut was a call to action as well as a remembrance.

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Detour? Delay? Drivers, businesses cope with summer road construction

August 18, 2023
Matt Benoit

Road construction projects throughout Whatcom County are creating challenges now — for benefits later.

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