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Coping with Climate Change: Washington's Tribes

CRITICAL HABITATS

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THE WOLF PACKANCIENT TRADITIONSLIMITED LANDAN IDYLLIC PLACEFISHING FOR SMELTSSTRANGE WATERSSHIFTING SEA MAMMALSANCIENT HOMELANDSFIRST FOODSSALMON CERMONIESGIVING THANKSFEEDING A COMMUNITYINTERTWINED FATESCRITICAL HABITATSRIGHT TO FISHDEFENDING TREATY RIGHTS THE NEXT GENERATION

CRITICAL HABITATS

The Skagit River is fed by nearly 400 glaciers and is the only large river system in Washington State that is home to all five species of Pacific salmon. Alan Hamlet, a hydrologist with the Skagit Climate Change Consortium says that loss of snowpack and glacier melt over the last century adds another threat to these critical habitats.

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