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Nooksack Indian Tribe receives $711,475 to help salmon

The Nooksack Indian Tribe was awarded $711,475 for salmon recovery efforts, the state Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced.

The money is part of $18 million granted to organizations around Washington state for projects to restore and protect habitat for endangered salmon.

The tribe received grants for three projects to:

• finalize the design of 23 logjams in the south fork of the Nooksack River at Nesset Reach near Acme. Logjams slow the river, in turn creating places for salmon to rest, hide from predators, feed and spawn. They also reduce erosion.



• put eight logjams in the south fork of the Nooksack River near Acme. This work is the last of restoration efforts in the broader Hutchinson reach.



• place eight logjams in the north fork of the Nooksack River near Kendall. This project will be the second of six phases of restoration in the Farmhouse reach.



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