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Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees benefits from removal of dams
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees benefits from removal of dams (August 11, 2015)

More water, more salmon and even more dirt have returned to the Elwha River following the removal of two dams.


Frances Charles re-elected as chair of Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Frances Charles re-elected as chair of Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (June 4, 2015)

Frances Charles has served on the council for 17 years and and as leader of the tribe since 2005.


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (April 22, 2015)

A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.


Interview with Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe's new police chief
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Interview with Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe's new police chief (April 22, 2015)

Samuel White, a member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, started working for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe last October.


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe confirms measles exposure at clinic
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe confirms measles exposure at clinic (February 23, 2015)

The four cases appear to have originated with a man who visited the clinic late last month.


Lummi Nation seeks cooperation after ruling in treaty rights case
Lummi Nation seeks cooperation after ruling in treaty rights case (August 28, 2014)

Chairman Tim Ballew said tribes should keep fishing cases out of federal court.


9th Circuit allows Lummi Nation to pursue fishing rights claims
9th Circuit allows Lummi Nation to pursue fishing rights claims (August 20, 2014)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the tribe's usual and accustomed fishing grounds still need to be determined.


Russ Kepfer: Washington water quality plan doesn't help tribes
Russ Kepfer: Washington water quality plan doesn't help tribes (August 11, 2014)

Russ Kepfer, the vice chairman of the Lower Elhwa Klallam Tribe, discusses water quality standards being proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe eyes historic status for ancestral site
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe eyes historic status for ancestral site (June 2, 2014)

Tse-whit-zen Village is the largest tribal site in Washington.


Opinion: Removal of dam benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Opinion: Removal of dam benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (May 8, 2014)

Writer argues for the removal of more dams across the nation, citing the benefits seen by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington.


Lummi Nation argues for treaty fishing rights in disputed areas
Lummi Nation argues for treaty fishing rights in disputed areas (April 15, 2014)

The Lummi Nation asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize its treaty rights in a disputed area of Washington.


Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe up and  running despite shutdown
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe up and running despite shutdown (October 9, 2013)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington isn't letting the shutdown of the federal government slow down business.


National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return
National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return (October 3, 2013)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is seeing strong runs of salmon now that dams have been removed from the Elwha River.


KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs
KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs (May 9, 2013)

KUOW's EarthFix on efforts by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington to restore fish in the Elwha River: From where Mike McHenry stands he can see several gray, torpedo-shaped...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe preserves language in     dictionary
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe preserves language in dictionary (January 23, 2013)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington has purchased a Klallam language dictionary for every home on the reservation. The dictionary took years to produce. Tribal elder Adeline Smith, 94,...


Editorial: Hydropower as important as salmon for Northwest
Editorial: Hydropower as important as salmon for Northwest (August 22, 2012)

"The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its dams that provide carbon-neutral hydropower. Now we are also becoming famous for taking them down, undertaking a series of dam demolition projects that...


Outside: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeing a return of salmon
Outside: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeing a return of salmon (August 22, 2012)

"The Elwha Dam is gone. The Glines Canyon Dam is nearly gone. With the dams no longer blocking fish from their migratory route up the river, Chinook (king) and other...


People's World: Hopes soar as dams removed on Elwha River
People's World: Hopes soar as dams removed on Elwha River (August 13, 2012)

"For 100 years, two hydroelectric dams on the Elwha River blocked fish from their spawning grounds, destroying one of the world's most bountiful salmon fisheries. Now construction workers have blasted...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe awaiting return of more fish on river
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe awaiting return of more fish on river (August 3, 2012)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington has already spotted the return of salmon to a river that was blocked by dams. The tribe has seen the first dozen or...


Opinion: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe fought for removal of dams
Opinion: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe fought for removal of dams (July 27, 2012)

"It doesn’t take long to find a miracle in the newly released Elwha River, focus of the largest dam removal project in American history — the Berlin Wall of environmental...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees quick return of salmon to river
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees quick return of salmon to river (July 12, 2012)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington says salmon have returned to the Elwha River sooner than expected. The tribe long advocated for the removal of dams along the river....


KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe works to restore salmon runs
KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe works to restore salmon runs (June 5, 2012)

"On the Olympic Peninsula the largest dam removal project in history is well underway, and the Elwha River is starting to show signs of life not seen here for nearly...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe re-elects Frances Charles as its leader
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe re-elects Frances Charles as its leader (June 1, 2012)

Frances Charles has been re-elected chair of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington. Charles was first elected chair in 2005. She will serve her eighth consecutive term. “My...


Editorial: Temporary truce with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Editorial: Temporary truce with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (March 6, 2012)

"A temporary truce has been called in the bid by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to introduce nonnative steelhead this spring in the recently restored Elwha River. Advertisement The tribe...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to decommission  old fish hatchery
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to decommission old fish hatchery (February 6, 2012)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is decommissioning its old fish hatchery. The hatchery was built in 1978, The Peninsula Daily News. It was the tribe's first hatchery. The...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore salmon runs
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore salmon runs (January 30, 2012)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington says salmon are gradually returning to the Elwha River with the removal of two dams. About 5,000 salmon live in the river, restoration...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe reports burglary at headquarters
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Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe reports burglary at headquarters (January 6, 2012)

Someone broke into the headquarters of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington on Wednesday morning. The suspected burglar stole items from six offices, including electronic equipment. Also missing is...


Alternet: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe welcomes removal of dams
Alternet: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe welcomes removal of dams (January 5, 2012)

"The largest dam removal project in U.S. history began in September, marking a victory for a campaign that spanned more than two decades. The Elwha Dam, built in 1914, and...


Billy Frank: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe puts treaty right to work
Billy Frank: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe puts treaty right to work (October 5, 2011)

"We all owe a big “thank you” to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. They never gave up on getting those two dams torn down, and today that dream is becoming...


HCN Blog: Fish fight brews  with removal of Elwha  River dams
HCN Blog: Fish fight brews with removal of Elwha River dams (October 3, 2011)

"On Sept. 15, an excavator tore the first chunks of concrete from the Glines Canyon dam on Washington state’s Elwha River. It was a historic moment, kicking off the largest...


National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails dam removal
National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails dam removal (September 30, 2011)

"It often seems that concerned citizens must make sure their voices are heard to protect our national parks for future generations – to make sure national parks are still around...


National Parks: Webcam offers a  view of historic   dam removal
National Parks: Webcam offers a view of historic dam removal (September 26, 2011)

Webcam: Elwha River Restoration Project "The largest dam removal project in U. S. history is now underway in and near Olympic National Park, and six new webcams will allow...


Opinion: Billy Frank talks treaties  for     dam removal celebration
Opinion: Billy Frank talks treaties for dam removal celebration (September 20, 2011)

"The most touching moments of the celebration marking the beginning of the end of the Elwha dams were tribal. They were the smiling faces on the children of the Lower...


Editorial: Removal of dams a step towards return of  Elwha River
Editorial: Removal of dams a step towards return of Elwha River (September 19, 2011)

"A celebration decades in the making launches the removal of two dams on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. Saturday's gathering of dignitaries at the Elwha Dam is a...


Opinion: Removal of Elwha River dams   aids   salmon restoration
Opinion: Removal of Elwha River dams aids salmon restoration (September 15, 2011)

"Removal of the two dormant Elwha River dams on the Olympic Peninsula will unleash a powerful, free-flowing river and once again open the entire watershed to the salmon runs that...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe  praises start of dam breaching work
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe praises start of dam breaching work (September 15, 2011)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is welcoming the start of dam removal work on the Elwha River. Demolition began yesterday on the 210-foot-tall Glines Canyon Dam. Work on...


National Parks: Secretary Salazar to celebrate  removal of dam
National Parks: Secretary Salazar to celebrate removal of dam (September 14, 2011)

"Nearly a century after they rose up and blocked the Elwha River to generate power, two dams on the river with headwaters in Olympic National Park will begin to be...


Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's hatchery threatens salmon
Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's hatchery threatens salmon (September 13, 2011)

'Busting down the dams on Washington’s Elwha River was always about restoring the wild salmon. So why are hatchery fish being raised to stock the river when the dams come...


KLCC: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe restoring salmon at hatchery
KLCC: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe restoring salmon at hatchery (August 24, 2011)

"How do you restore a river that’s been dammed for almost 100 years? The Elwha River, which runs from the Olympic Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca at...


OPB: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe keeps an eye on health of rivers
OPB: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe keeps an eye on health of rivers (August 17, 2011)

"River otters always leave the water to poop. So if you want to catch them, you’ve got to head to the bathroom. Kim Sager-Fradkin is head wildlife biologist for the...


Opinion: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe could hurt salmon recovery
Opinion: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe could hurt salmon recovery (August 3, 2011)

"This summer, the longawaited dam removal on the Elwha River finally gets underway, marking the culmination of a two-decade effort toward restoring salmon to one of Washington’s most pristine rivers....


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe welcomes  dam removal     for salmon
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe welcomes dam removal for salmon (July 29, 2011)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington hopes the removal of two dams on the Elwha River will help restore salmon runs. The tribe lives at the mouth of the...


Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe supports development at old mill site
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe supports development at old mill site (July 20, 2011)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington supports development and an old pulp mill site, an idea opposed by a sister tribe. Chairman Ron Allen wants to turn the 75-acre property,...


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe against development at old mill site
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe against development at old mill site (June 29, 2011)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington wants an old pulp mill site returned to its natural state while other groups are pushing for redevelopment. The tribe is partnering with...


Western Front: Klallam  people celebrate removal of dams
Western Front: Klallam people celebrate removal of dams (June 3, 2011)

"The Klallam people of the Elwha Valley on the Olympic Peninsula once caught fish in the Elwha River year-round. The river was one of the most productive fish runs in...


Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe benefits from dam removal
Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe benefits from dam removal (June 1, 2011)

"Today is June 1, the first day of National Rivers Month — and we have some especially fitting news to share. After a decades-long effort to restore a healthy, free-flowing...


Lower Elwha Kallam    Tribe elder celebrates 101st birthday
Lower Elwha Kallam Tribe elder celebrates 101st birthday (May 16, 2011)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe celebrated the 101st birthday of its oldest member, Hazel Sampson. Sampson was born on May 19, 1910. She is the oldest Klallam in Washington and...


Lower Elwha Klallam  Tribe seeks $4M for a number of projects
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeks $4M for a number of projects (March 17, 2011)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is hoping to raise more than $4 million for various projects on the reservation. One of the biggest is a facility to house...


Washington tribes evacuate coast in response to tsunami threats
Washington tribes evacuate coast in response to tsunami threats (March 11, 2011)

At least three tribes conducted late night and early morning evacuations in response to tsunami advisories along the coast of Washington. The Quileute Tribe evacuated about 350 to 400 people...