Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tribes Press State on Culvert Removal

A group of 19 Washington Tribes have sued the state in hopes of expediting the removal process on state owned culverts. In 2007 US District Judge Ricardo Martinez ruled that treaties which guarantee fishing rights also mean that the state cannot legally block migrating salmon from accessing habitat with culverts. Currently 807 state owned culverts block hundreds of miles of historic spawning habitat around Washington. See more info in a Seattle Times article

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