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Ackerman, Thomas P. Atmospheric Sciences More than 2 CA Summer Intern JISAO Daniel Hernandez was a JISAO intern in the summer of 2009 working specifically with the NOAA Dive Center at PMEL. As part of the internship, we facilitated a discussion with Western Washington that got Daniel involved with their program at Shannon Point. He is currently a graduate student in SAFS. MORE
Alford,
Matthew H.
Oceanography Current Quileute, Quinault WA Project Collaboration NOAA Our Washington coast mooring system (part of NANOOS) was developed in close collaboration with, and in part to address the marine monitoring needs of, the Quinault and Quileute tribes.  It was funded in part by Murdock grant, for which the Quinault tribe wrote us a letter of support.  The Cha-Ba mooring was named by the Quileute tribe, who have been very hospitable and helpful to us when we go to La Push to service the buoy's shore station.  MORE
Alvarado-Celestin, Ernesto Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Salish & Kootenai MT Project Collaboration, Graduate Student, Graduate Project US Forest Service, Salish & Kootenai Tribes Assessment of whitebark pine decline condition in the Salish & Kootenai Tribes' forest lands and comparison with surrounding federal lands in order to develop a restoration strategy. MORE
Alvarado-Celestin,
Ernesto
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current White Mountain Apache AZ Graduate Student, Graduate Project US Forest Service, WMAT Evaluation of potential fire hazard after large fires in the White Mountain Apache Reservation. MORE
Alvarado-Celestin, Ernesto Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama WA Project Collaboration, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student, Summer Intern, Graduate Project US Forest Service, NSF Project 1. Forest health at the landscape level at the Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest and the Yakama Nation lands as part of the Tapash Collaborative Restoration Project.

Project 2. Potential crown fire hazard in complex canopies resulted of fire suppression in federal and tribal lands

Project 3. Historical landscape changes in managed forests affected by defoliators on tribal lands
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Anderson,
James J.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission & Yakama WA & OR Project Collaboration, Provided data/information Bonneville Power Administration Provide data to the tribes through DART MORE
Asah, Stanley Tanyi Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama & Warm Springs WA & OR Project Collaboration US Forest Service I am trying to understand how wildland fire management shapes and responds to native perceptions and attitudes; how this knowledge can be used to enhance positive perceptions and favorable attitudes towards wildland fires in non-native settings.  MORE
Beauchamp, David A. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Muckleshoot WA Working Groups Technical working groups related to:

1. Adaptive Management of the Mitigation Hatchery for Sockeye Salmon

2. Water quality in Lake Washington Ship Canal

3. Potential Limnological Impacts of 520 Bridge expansion on salmon

4. Cedar River Habitat Conservation Plan-Oversight Committee
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Beauchamp, David A. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission WA Graduate Project, Working Groups, Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration WA Sea Grant, Pacific Salmon Commission, Long Live the Kings, Puget Sound Partnership Co-lead a technical working group of inter-agency and inter-tribal biologists on determining factors affecting marine survival of salmon and steelhead in the Salish Sea.

Participate in a related work group focused on developing ecosystem indicators and a monitoring program for marine survival of salmon and steelhead and for improving forecasts of adult run size
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Beauchamp,
David A.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Less than 2 Salish & Kootenai MT Grant Funding, Project Collaboration, Panel/Conference Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe Modeling the food web implications of different scenarios for suppressing non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake MORE
Beauchamp, David A. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Less than 2 Upper Skagit WA Grant Co(PI)s, Graduate Project Skagit River Flow Committee, Seattle City Light Examining growth and survival of steelhead and juvenile salmon that remain in the river basin longer than a year. Relate juvenile growth in different sub-basins to size-selective smolt production and adult returns in the Skagit River. MORE
Beauchamp,
David A.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Warm Springs OR Panel/Conference Science panelist on reintroduction of salmon & steelhead above dams and Lake Billy Chinook



Science panelist on reintroduction of bull trout and potential threats to restoration of salmon & steelhead above dams on the Upper Clackamas River
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Bolton,
Susan M.
Environmental and Forest Sciences More than 2 Muckleshoot WA Project Collaboration Published a paper with an employee of the Muckleshoot who was a PhD student of mine that graduated in 2003 MORE
Bolton,
Susan M.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama WA Graduate Student, Graduate Project Native American graduate student working with the Yakama Nation on water quality issues at Satus Wildlife Refuge MORE
Bourgeois,
Joanne
Earth and Space Sciences Less than 2 Quinault WA Panel/Conference I have primarily heard presentations by coastal tribes about their tsunami preparedness; I have not been the organizer, but am able and willing to be a resource with regard to tsunamis and to learn what the tribes are doing about community and preparedness. MORE
Chavez,
Juan Carlos
Earth and Space Sciences Current Confederated Tribes of Colville WA Other NASA Space Grant Program 6 NASA Space Grant conducts rocketry workshops for tribal science teachers and plans to certify high school teachers in rocketry so that they may conduct rocketry activities at their own schools.

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Chavez,
Juan Carlos
Earth and Space Sciences Current Lummi WA Project Collaboration, Undergraduate Student NASA Space Grant Program 6 The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Collaborated with Northwest Indian College located in Lummi Nation to incept a rocket program that requires NWIC students to design, develop and launch reusable rockets. Rockets that are prepared for launch carry science data-gathering payloads.

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Chavez,
Juan Carlos
Earth and Space Sciences Current Lummi WA Project Collaboration, Scholarships NASA Space Grant Program 6 Provide scholarships and research awards for Northwest Indian College (Lummi Nation) students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Native Environmental Science. MORE
Chavez,
Juan Carlos
Earth and Space Sciences Current Yakama WA Project Collaboration NASA Space Grant Program 6 Provided support for the Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) activities at White Swan High School located in Yakama Nation. MORE
Christie,
Patrick John
Marine and Environmental Affairs More than 2 Lummi WA Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration, Graduate Project Washington Sea Grant
Christie,
Patrick John
Marine and Environmental Affairs Less than 2 Puyallup, Makah WA Grant Co(PI)s; Current dialogue regarding Puget Sound regulations with various tribes. MORE
Conquest,
Loveday L.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Yakama WA IGERT Students
Crider, Juliet G. Earth and Space Sciences Current Nisqually WA Project Collaboration As part of a graduate field course, we are monitoring a restoration project on Ohop Creek, a tributary to the Nisqually River. We report our findings to stakeholders of the restoration project, who include natural resources employees of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. MORE
Deluca,
Thomas H.
Environmental and Forest Sciences More than 2 Flathead MT Collaborated on a research, education, or outreach project Aspenwood Foundation From 2006 - 2009 I was a senior forest ecologist with the Wilderness Society.  During this time we worked with individuals from the Flathead Nation to address issues related to forest restoration and wilderness designation along the south and west end of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. MORE
Deluca,
Thomas H.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Navajo NM Undergraduate Student Starting about 8 or 9 years ago, I began working with an undergraduate student from the Navajo Nation when I was a professor at the University of Montana.  This student did an undergraduate honors project with me and she became a laboratory assistant in my lab for several years.  She worked for me for about a year after I left the University of Montana in 2006. We have remained in contact and I have assisted her with  her successful application to graduate school.  MORE
Deming,
Jody W.
Oceanography Less than 2 Alaskan Inuvialuit AK Project Collaboration NSF We worked on the ice with local native staff support through NSF's Barrow Arctic Science Consortium in Barrow, AK, and also interacted with elder hunters regarding ice conditions. MORE
Deming,
Jody W.
Oceanography Less than 2 Alaskan Inuvialuit AK Project Collaboration NSF My senior grad student just went to Barrow for educational/outreach demonstrations on our NSF-supported project to K-12 classrooms there, including a fieldtrip onto the sea ice. MORE
Deming,
Jody W
.
Oceanography More than 2 Canadian Inuit of Sachs Harbour NU Project Collaboration NSF I worked with native wildlife observers on board the Canadian icebreaker Amundsen while overwintering in the Arctic (2003-2004 and 2007-2008) MORE
Durran,
Dale R.
Atmospheric Sciences More than 2 Quinault WA NSF I obtained permission to place an instrument on the Quileute Tribal lands.  My graduate student (Justin Minder) did outreach at Lake Quinault High School. MORE
Eastin,
Ivan
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Intertribal Timber Council, Warm Springs, Yakama, Salish & Kootenai, Menominee OR, OR, WA, MT and WI Grant Funding Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Commerce We have just completed a study of tribal perceptions and interest in developing a Tribal Brand for forest products. We are currently working with tribes and the Intertribal Timber Council on a project funded by the Dept. of Commerce looking at export opportunities for tribal timber, particularly as a result of the new legal timber law passed in the US. MORE
Edmonds,
Robert L.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Less than 2 Tulalip WA Project Collaboration Invited to attend salmon conference MORE
Edmonds,
Robert L.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama WA Project Collaboration Participated in Denman Forestry Issues Series on tribal energy and forest management; conducted class field trips to Yakama nation  MORE
Essington,
Timothy E.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Port Gamble S'Klallam WA Project Collaboration NSF I am collaborating with biologists from Port Gamble on a study of juvenile salmon distribution, growth, and feeding habits as part of my own research program evaluation trophic linkages in the pelagic food web of Hood Canal. In addition, we are proposing a study to assess movement of steelhead around the Hood Canal bridge and how that relates to traffic noise. MORE
Essington,
Timothy E.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Skokomish WA Grant Co(PI)s Washington Sea Grant We examined distributional shifts of Dungeness crab in response to low dissolved oxygen ('hypoxia") in hood canal.  We attached acoustic transmitters to Dungeness crabs and evaluated movements and habitat use throughout the summer months when hypoxia is strongest. MORE
Ettl,
Gregory J.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Nisqually WA Working Groups Nisqually River Council works with a broad set of stakeholders, including the University of Washington's Pack Forest, on collaborative stewardship of the Nisqually watershed.   MORE
Ewing,
Kern
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current WA Graduate Project Caren Crandell has been investigating three-square bulrush, traditionally used in basketry.  Lindsey Hamilton is looking at vegetation change as a consequence of burning that mimics historic anthropogenic burning. MORE
Ford,
E. David
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Various WA Project Collaboration ONRC hosted a recruitment event on March 20th, led by the Office of Minority Affairs and the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. We invited native youth and young adults from the nearby coastal tribe/nations (Makah, Quileute, Quinault, Hoh) and Jamestown S'Klallam and Elwha. 100 youth and chaperones attended, and it was highly valued by them. There was talk of holding the event again this next academic year, though it will require a financial investment from SEFS/ONRC. MORE
Franklin,
Jerry F.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Klamath OR Project Collaboration I spend 10-20 days a year on the reservation, working with the tribe on forest restoration issues. MORE
Friedman,
Carolyn
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Less than 2 Jamestown S'Klallam WA Project Collaboration Washington Sea Grant We have collaborated on projects related to shellfish restoration.  In the most recent collaboration, tribal biologists supplied a boat and divers to co-survey abalone outplanted in the Strait. MORE
Friedman,
Carolyn
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Muckleshoot WA Undergraduate Project Tribe I sponsored a PoE student who conducted a study of paralytic shellfish poisoning in butter clams on tribal tidelands. He also prepared an educational leaflet and power point presentation. MORE
Friedman,
Carolyn
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Suquamish WA Graduate Project Tribe One of my graduate students is being partially funded by the Suquamish Tribe to conduct research to evaluate the effects of ocean acidification on Dungeness crabs. MORE
Ganguly,
Indronell
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current WA, MT, OR Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student Federal 1. Resource utilization, marketing and branding of tribal forest products. 2. Orienting tribal businesses to explore international markets. 3. Training tribal students in the areas of natural resource management. MORE
Grunbaum,
Daniel
Oceanography Current Suquamish WA Project Collaboration WA Sea Grant Collaboration to develop monitoring instruments for Harmful Algal Blooms, and marine invertebrate larvae in tribal areas especially in relation to possible impacts of Ocean Acidification on exploited marine populations. MORE
Gunderson,
Donald R.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Less than 2 Quileute WA Provided data/information Foster Pepper LLC I prepared a report on migrations of whiting, halibut, and sablefish MORE
Gunderson,
Donald R.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Various WA Project Collaboration
Gustafson,
Richard Roy
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama WA Discussed Potential Collaboration USDA We have approached the Yakama about participating in our Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant - establishing a poplar plantation or something similar. MORE
Halpern,
Charles
Environmental and Forest Sciences More than 2 Squaxin Island WA Undergraduate Project Ecological Society of America's SEEDs program
Hauser,
Lorenz
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Heiltsuk BC Discussed Potential Collaboration The Heiltsuk First Nation relies heavily on spawn-on-kelp fishery of herring and is often in conflict with DFO managed industrial fisheries. The 'Herring School' at SFU (http://www.sfu.ca/hakai/current-research-programs/herring-school.html) is a interdisciplinary group of scientists and First Nations that tries to document the ecological and cultural role of herring on the Central Coast. I am working with this group on the population genetic aspects, that is, reconstructing past and present population structure in relation to patterns of exploitation. In future we plan to expand this collaboration into Washington State.  MORE
Hilborn,
Ray
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Bristol Bay Native Association AK Project Collaboration We host 2 summer interns from Bristol Bay Native Association each summer at our field camps in Alaska.  BBNA pays their expenses. We cover the room and board. MORE
Hilborn,
Ray
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Less than 2 Muckleshoot WA Working with tribal fisheries staff members  on ESA rebuilding plans.  They use models I developed. MORE
Hilborn,
Ray
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Skagit System Cooperative WA Project Collaboration Working with tribal agency biologists on forecasting methods MORE
Hinckley,
Thomas M.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Less than 2 Intertribal Timber Council Multiple Project Collaboration
Hinckley,
Thomas M.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama WA Project Collaboration, Graduate Student, Field-Trip Continued Autumn Quarter Field Trip to the Yakama Nation (SEFS 521d) -- joint with Professor Alvarado's Forest Ecology/Management Courses. Two days are spent on the open and closed lands of the Yakama Reservation examining cultural practices, restoration projects from the steppe-shrub to the montane areas, understanding forest management and the role that the Yakama owned mill and associated forest operations have on tribal members. MORE
Horne,
John K.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Aleut AK Grant Funding, Grant Co(PI)s , Project Collaboration, Graduate Student Aleut Nation, National Marine Fisheries Service Survey of walleye pollock in western Aleutian Islands to develop a population abundance survey protocol.  Objective was to train a native student in fisheries acoustics to enable the Aleuts to conduct their own abundance surveys of walleye pollock.  Unfortunately, no suitable candidate was found to enter graduate school and project funding expired. MORE
Horne,
John K.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Nisqually & Squaxin WA Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration, Graduate Student EPA, Puget Sound Partnership Joint project to examine forage fish in south Puget Sound. Graduate student would be included in project.  Project was not selected by Puget Sound Partnership. MORE
Horne,
John K.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current North Slope Borough (Inupiat Eskimos) AK Grant Funding, Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration North Slope Borough Inshore and offshore survey of fish in a portion of Chukchi Sea: sampling will use active acoustics (i.e. echosounders), midwater trawling, and water property measurements.  Objective is to inventory species and quantify distributions of fish in Chukchi sea. MORE
Horne,
John K.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 AK Grant Co(PI)s, Graduate Student Alaska Sea Grant, Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game Project funded for an Alaskan native to conduct research project on the Kenai River salmon using acoustics, in conjunction with ADF&G. Student would learn fisheries acoustics and then work with ADF&G on project and potentially be employed by ADF&G.  Unfortunately, no qualified student was identified as a candidate to enter SAFS graduate school. MORE
Houze,
Robert A.
Atmospheric Sciences Current Quinault WA Project Collaboration NASA We are seeking sites for instrumentation to be located on Quinault lands for a field project to observe precipitation as a ground validation project for the NASA Global Precipitation Mission satellite. MORE
Hunt,
George L.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Less than 2 Aleut AK Project Collaboration NSF I helped to organize and raise funds for 8 high school and junior high school students from the Pribilof Islands to attend and Participate in the Open Science Meeting of the IMBER Regional Program, Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) in Seattle in May 2010.  The students gave the opening presentation to the whole meeting, then attended workshops and sessions in which they Participate by asking questions from the floor.  They also presented a poster. MORE
Kawase,
Mitsuhiro
Oceanography More than 2 Port Gamble S'Klallam WA Provided Data/Information Fielded and answered queries in connection with Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program from scientists working for this tribe.

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Kawase,
Mitsuhiro
Oceanography More than 2 Skokomish WA Provided Data/Information Fielded and answered questions regarding Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program from scientists working for this tribe. MORE
Keil,
Richard G.
Oceanography More than 2 Snohomish WA Undergraduate Student
Keister,
Julie E.
Oceanography More than 2 Port Gamble S'Klallam WA Project Collaboration I am part of a project that shares fish sampling with the Port Gamble Tribe for a separately funded project. [We are not funded for the same research, but similar sampling plans.] MORE
Keister,
Julie E.
Oceanography Current Suquamish WA Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration, Summer Intern, Graduate Project US Fish and Wildlife Service I have a grant funded with the Suquamish Tribe to look at how low dissolved oxygen and increased carbon dioxide affect crab larvae growth and survival in Hood Canal.   I am also mentoring a female Native American community college student on a project that looks at how zooplankton distribute themselves in the water column in relationship to oxygen concentrations. MORE
Keister,
Julie E.
Oceanography Current Tulalip, Lummi Nation, Port Gamble S'Klallum WA Project Collaboration Pacific Salmon Commission Southern Fund I am working with several tribes and agencies to begin a zooplankton monitoring program in Puget Sound. The Tulalip Tribe is participating in the sampling and fund raising for the effort. The Lummi Nation and Port Gamble S'Klallum are participating in the field sampling for the effort. MORE
Klinger,
Terrie
Marine and Environmental Affairs Current Makah, Quileute, Hoh, Quinault WA Project Collaboration None---this work is performed as a service activity. I work with representatives from Tulalip and Makah to address issues of ocean acidification and natural resource management. Over the past 10 years I have worked with representatives of the four coastal tribes (the Makah, Quileute, Hoh, Tribes and the Quinault Nation) on issues of natural resource management, especially with regard to the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Tribal partners are important to the IGERT Program on Ocean Change, and we hope to engage tribal students in the IGERT program. MORE
Klinger,
Terrie
Marine and Environmental Affairs Current Tulalip, Makah WA Project Collaboration NSF Coastal tribes in Washington State and Alaska natives are important collaborators in the IGERT Program on Ocean Change. This program is funded by NSF to provide integrative training to doctoral students concerning ocean change. Currently, the IGERT Program Director works with representatives of treaty tribes in Washington State to learn about issues of importance to the tribes and areas where productive collaborations can be developed around issues of ocean change science. A specific goal of the  IGERT program is to engage students from among the tribes, Alaska natives, and Pacific Islanders in activities of the IGERT Program. MORE
Laidre,
Kristin L.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Canadian Inuit NU Project Collaboration, Working Groups I work on ecology and management of Arctic marine mammals. I participate in management commissions that have tribal members in efforts to provide scientific advice on sustainable management (e.g. Commission on Baffin Bay and Kane basin polar bears) with Inuit members from both Canada (Nunavut) and Greenland.  I also have participated in an interview survey of Inuit people about changes in hunting practices of polar bears with climate changes, recently published as a book by the Copenhagen Press.  MORE
Lawler,
Joshua J.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Nuxalk BC Project Collaboration US Fish and Wildlife Service We are working with BC Parks and their partners (including First Nations Coastal Guardians) to develop a guidance document for addressing climate change. MORE
Mantua,
Nathan
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission WA, OR & ID Provided Data/Information NOAA (funding expired) The UW Climate Impacts Group has been providing climate information and information about climate impacts on regional resources (water, forests, fish and coasts) to Tribal communities around the region since 1995. Interactions included frequent presentations at Tribal workshops and meetings, and bringing Tribal representatives into CIG Sponsored workshops.  MORE
Mantua,
Nathan
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Swinomish WA Grant Co(PI)s Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Members of the UW Climate Impacts Group supported the development of a coastal protection implementation plan to guide the Swinomish Tribal government in decision-making to protect critical community and economic resources that sustain the integrity and culture of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Swinomish Indian Reservation. Our participation including expert advice and consultation on existing climate change and climate change impacts assessments and data sets, and on climate change adaptation planning.  MORE
Montgomery,
David R.
Earth and Space Sciences Less than 2 Tulalip WA Project Collaboration Worked with teachers at tribal school to develop high school curricula on watershed processes and developed UW course through AIS, ESS, and PoE on Changing Rivers of Puget Sound (ESS 320: http://gis.ess.washington.edu/grg/courses/ess320/index.html ).

Course was offered for 2 years, was very successful and was then dropped due to lack of departmental support for continuing to offer it.



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Moskal,
Ludmila M.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Colville OR Provided Data/Information I provide Current advice on LiDAR acquisition, usage, specifications MORE
Moskal,
Ludmila M.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Colville WA Provided Data/Information As part of UW Precision Forestry Cooperative outreach activities I provide info on acquisition, usage and specifications of remotely sensed data such as LiDAR MORE
Murray,
James W.
Oceanography More than 2 Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association Panel/Conference APICDA - Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association APICDA is The Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association. It develops commercial and sport fishing industry related opportunities to enhance the long-term social and economic viability of the coastal communities and their residents in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.



They invited me to give a talk on ocean acidification in May 2007. The Association paid my travel expenses.
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Parrish,
Julia
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Makah WA Teaching/Research on Tribal Land NOAA, Washington Sea Grant, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Parrish,
Julia
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Makah, Quinault, Suquamish, Tulalip and Samish, Aleut WA Project Collaboration NSF My citizen science project - the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) - has recently put together an Advisory Group to help us determine future directions.  COASST trains citizens, from 9 to 90, to survey a local beach in a standardized fashion, searching for marine birds washed in by the tide.  Data are rolled up across months and sites, and used in science, resource management, and community education.



Because much of the work we do is with coastal communities, involvement of coastal tribes is key.   At present, representatives from the Makah and the Quinault sit on the Advisory Group, as does a representative from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Local Environmental Observer Network.  Suquamish, Tulalip and Samish tribes in Washington, and the Aleut Community of St. Paul/St. George.  
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Patoux,
Jerome
Atmospheric Sciences More than 2 WA Project Collaboration, Teaching at Tribal School NSF
Perez-Garcia,
John
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama WA Project Collaboration, Graduate Student I'm chair of a graduate student working on Yakama Nation resource issues, particularly energy and forestry.  The student is pursuing a Master's degree with the expectation to continue his education and obtain the Ph.D.  Our interactions have involved site visits to Yakama nation forest and energy demonstration areas.  The current master's project involves a descriptive historical account of the ecosystem management conducted by tribal leaders comparing it to approaches followed by other cultures. MORE
Punt,
Andre
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission N/A Working Groups I am member of the Pacific Fishery Management Council SSC. The NWIFC is represented on the SSC and various other advisory bodies.  MORE
Quinn,
Thomas P.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Lower Elwha Klallam WA Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration Washington Sea Grant Biologist with the tribe is a co-PI and core member of the project on Elwha River restoration. MORE
Quinn,
Thomas P.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Nisqually WA Project Collaboration My former student works for the tribe and I am involved with two biologists on data analysis projects. MORE
Quinn,
Thomas P.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Puyallup WA Project Collaboration Washington Sea Grant Roger Peters, member of the Puyallup Tribe, is a collaborator on projects related to the Elwha River and Olympic Peninsula research MORE
Quinn,
Thomas P.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current AK Graduate Student School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Brandon Ringstad, native Alaskan student, will be taking the summer field class in Aquatic Ecological Research in Alaska MORE
Reichard,
Sarah E.
Environmental and Forest Sciences More than 2 Quileute WA Graduate Project, Project Collaboration National Park Service Lauren Urgenson researched an invasive plant along the Dickey River. The Quileute manage the river and the work was coordinated with them. The work was on Park Service land, however.



Also, we are working with several tribes to make Foster Island in the Arboretum a repatriation site for unidentified human remains. 
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Sachs,
Julian P.
Oceanography Current Palau Republic of Palau Project Collaboration, Graduate Project NSF A 5-yr NSF-funded project to reconstruct the climate of Palau over the last several thousand years. Month-long field campaign in Sept-Oct 2013 in which three of my PhD students and I worked with Palauans to collect sediment cores in marine lakes on the uninhabited Rock Islands. Will return in 2014 or 2015 for another 4-weeks of fieldwork. Collaborating with Australian archaeologists to explore the interplay between climate and society. MORE
Sachs,
Julian P.
Oceanography Current Kosrae Micronesia Project Collaboration, Graduate Project NSF Developing climate education curriculum for US Affiliated Pacific Islands.  Most of my time thus far spent in Kosrae, but also in Pohnpei and Palau, and working with people from Yap, Chuuk, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii. MORE
Sachs,
Julian P.
Oceanography Current Kosrae Micronesia Teaching/Research on Tribal Land Worked closely with Kosraean government, NGOs and educators to develop and teach a UW Exploration Seminar on Climate, Conservation, Coral and Culture in 2013 in Pohnpei (and in 2010 & 2011 in Kosrae, FSM, and in 2009 in the Marshall Islands). MORE
Sachs,
Julian P.
Oceanography More than 2 Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Graduate Project, Teaching/Research on Tribal Land NSF Spent 2 months in RMI in 2009 collecting sediment cores from several islands for climate reconstructions.  Worked closely with Marshallese government, NGOs and educators to develop and teach a UW Exploration Seminar on Climate, Conservation, Coral and Culture in 2009. MORE
Schindler,
Daniel E.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Bristol Bay Native Association AK Summer Intern Bristol Bay Native Association The Alaska Salmon Program has hosted 1-3 undergraduate interns at our field camps in Alaska each summer for the last 10 years. The interns are folded into our field crews to help monitor Pacific salmon and their watersheds in SW Alaska. MORE
Schindler,
Daniel E.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current AK Summer Intern Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) We hosted an intern from New Mexico State University who is funded by MARC. He pursued a project that involved electronic tagging of spawning salmon to quantify their use of habitat in small streams in Bristol Bay Alaska. MORE
Seeb,
Lisa
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Pacific Northwest Project Collaboration Coordinate genetic marker development with researchers at CRITFC. MORE
Seeb,
Lisa
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Tulalip WA Grant Co(PI)s Pacific Salmon Commission Southern Endowment Fund This project enables the short- and long-term goals of the Joint Chum Technical Committee (Chum TC) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) to support the development, evaluation, and improvement of genetic identification of southern chum salmon stocks in mixed-stock fisheries important to State and Tribal user groups.   MORE
Simenstad,
Charles
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Nisqually WA Project Collaboration, Graduate Project NSF We are evaluating the degree to which a large-scale restoration supports juvenile Chinook salmon by comparing juvenile Chinook foraging performance across multiple estuaries ranging from minimally to highly degraded. A recent levee removal project in the Nisqually River estuary, the largest tidal marsh restoration to date in the Pacific Northwest, provides an unparalleled opportunity to evaluate the equivalency of restored and reference tidal-marsh habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon across an array of sizes and ages of natural and restoring estuarine ecosystems. MORE
Simenstad,
Charles
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Skagit System Cooperative WA Project Collaboration NSF We are studying the importance of the interconnection among estuarine marsh, mudflat and seagrass ecosystems in supporting the food webs of intertidal organisms.  One aspect is to examine the role that river size plays in connecting food webs across space through the movement of detritus at the base of estuarine delta food webs. A primary study site is the Skagit River delta, the largest river systems intersecting Puget Sound, where we are collaborating with a number of other federal, state and tribal scientists. MORE
Simenstad,
Charles
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Less than 2 Skokomish WA Project Collaboration NSF We are examining the role that river size plays in connecting food webs across space through the movement of detritus at the base of estuarine and coastal food webs.  This includes investigating the effects of estuarine ecosystem restoration in removing landscape barriers to food web connectivity. We are using natural stable isotopes to trace linkages between primary producers and invertebrate consumers that we have translocated to restoring and natural estuarine marsh ecosystems on the Skokomish River delta. MORE
Skalski,
John R.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Yakama, Nez Perce, Umatilla, Colville, Warm Springs WA, ID, OR Provided Data/Information Bonneville Power Administration We provide free statistical consulting to Native American tribal biologists within the Columbia River Basin on the design and analysis of fisheries tagging studies. We assist in the preparation of research proposals, study plans, sample size calculations, data analyses, and peer review of technical reports at their request.  We also design statistical software for tagging studies and provide assistance and training upon request. 



We collaborated with tribal representatives to develop regional study protocols and research plans for the recovery of ESA-listed fish stocks.  We Participate in technical panels with them.  They may be reviewing fisheries studies designed by the UW or the UW may be reviewing their studies.  
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Skalski,
John R.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Yakama, Nez Perce, Umatilla, Colville, Warm Springs WA, ID. OR Provided Data/Information Bonneville Power Administration We provide free statistical consulting to Native American tribal biologists within the Columbia River Basin on the design and analysis of fisheries tagging studies. We assist in the preparation of research proposals, study plans, sample size calculations, data analyses, and peer reviews of technical reports at their request.  We also design statistical software programs for tagging studies and provide assistance and training upon request. We collaborated with tribal representatives to develop regional study protocols and research plans for the recovery of ESA-listed fish stocks.  We Participate together in technical panels.  They may be reviewing fisheries studies designed by the UW or the UW may be reviewing their studies. MORE
Smith,
Mary C.
JISAO Current Muckleshoot, various WA Project Collaboration, Summer Intern College of the Environment JISAO has received funding for up to 3 American Indian interns to participate in our Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. We're working with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and Muckleshoot leaders to begin recruiting students. MORE
Summers,
Adam P.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Cherokee NE US but student is non-res Graduate Student NSF One of my graduate students is Native American.  She works on filter feeding in cartilaginous fishes and has been supported on my NSF grant.  She will be supported on a Seaver Institute grant to study sticky fishes. MORE
Torgersen,
Christian E.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Warm Springs OR Project Collaboration, Provided Data/Information I serve on the Interdisciplinary Science Team that is providing advisory assistance and scientific review of the Upper Middle Fork John Day Restoration Project, which is being led by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. MORE
Torgersen,
Christian E.
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Yakama WA Project Collaboration, Graduate Project NOAA and USGS In collaboration with NOAA, USGS, WDFW, Grant County PUD, and the Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project, we are quantifying aquatic habitat for spring Chinook salmon and evaluating spawning distribution to evaluate homing patterns of hatchery and wild salmon and to guide habitat restoration in the Yakima River basin. MORE
Thompson,
LuAnn
Oceanography Current Lummi Nation, Northwest Indian College WA Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration NASA We have applied for a grant to the NASA Innovations in Climate Education program to support interactions between Northwest Indian College to support developing curriculum and outreach projects in climate change. The title of the proposal is NASA NICE-T Team: Linking place-based and satellite observations of a local watershed to climate change education. If it is funded, it will start summer 2014. Marco Hatch of Northwest Indian College is the Principal Investigator, and the grant will run 1-July-2014 to 30-June-2017. MORE
Vadopalas,
Brent A
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Current Swinomish WA Project Collaboration Pending We plan to investigate local adaptation in three genetically differentiated populations of

Olympia oysters by evaluating genotype-by-environment interactions. We will reciprocally transplant seed produced

from wild parents collected from contrasting environments into all environments. We will subsequently measure fitness components and characterize genetic differences.
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Vanblaricom,
Glenn R.
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences More than 2 Quinault WA Discussed Potential Collaboration
Vogt,
Kristiina
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Colville; Coquille; Yakama; Umatilla; Tulalip WA, OR, ID Project Collaboration, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student, Summer Intern, Graduate Project Dept. of Energy, USDA Writing book on sustainability using traditional knowledge for HEP-DeGruyter

Research on traditional foods and traditional forest practices for today's landscapes

Energy planning for tribes developing energy solutions for tribes that use local resources to develop local tribal economies
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Vogt,
Kristiina
Environmental and Forest Sciences Current Coquille; Umatilla; Colville WA & OR Undergraduate Student, Discussed Potential Collaboration TBD Research on landscape planning for bioenergy production; producing liquid fuels to power electric charging stations for installing by casinos MORE
Winglee,
Robert M.
Earth and Space Sciences Current Northwest Indian College WA Grant Co(PI)s, Project Collaboration NASA Space Grant Space Grant is supporting STEM efforts at NWIC including their rocket program and environmental studies.
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Woodgate,
Rebecca A.
Oceanography Current Kawarak, Inc. AK Project Collaboration I have an NSF-AON grant, which will draw on results gathered by Julie Raymond-Yakoubian, Social Science Program Director for the native corporation, Kawerak Inc, in Nome, regarding native knowledge of the currents in the Bering Strait region. This grant, which runs until 2018, also includes visits to the native communities of the Bering Strait region, to discuss their knowledge of the region and share results from our physical oceanographic studies of the region. (http://psc.apl.washington.edu/BeringStrait.html) In November 2013, Julie Raymond-Yakoubian hosted a workshop in Nome on this topic, attended by whaling captains from the communities and myself. MORE
Whitely Binder,
Lara
Climate Impacts Group More than 2 Swinomish Indian Tribal Community WA Grant Funding CIG was a participant in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community's 2009-2010 climate change adaptation planning effort. The CIG produced a climate impacts summary for the effort and provided technical guidance on adapting to climate change, including participating in team meetings and document review. MORE
Whitely Binder,
Lara
Climate Impacts Group Less than 2 Puyallup WA Technical Guidance CIG fielded initial questions in winter 2013 from the tribe about climate impacts and adaptation related to the Puyallup reservation and usual and accustomed areas. MORE
Whitely Binder,
Lara
Climate Impacts Group More than 2 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals AZ Other CIG worked with ITEP in 2010-11 to adapt the CIG's 2007 climate change adaptation guidebook into a template that can be used by tribal professionals. CIG provided technical guidance and gave training presentations to Washington tribal professionals at an ITEP-sponsored conference. MORE