Millions more earmarked for Northwest fish passage projects

  • The Coquille Indian Tribe will restore fish passage at four culvert and tide gate barriers in the Coquille River watershed. This will open significant habitat for threatened Oregon Coast coho, Coquille River fall Chinook, and Pacific lamprey—species that are culturally important to the Coquille Indian Tribe and the community of Coos Bay. The work will help reduce the impacts of climate change by providing functioning floodplains and upgrading a major road and tsunami evacuation route. ($4.2 million)

Northwest Sportsman – May 22, 2024

Press Release

Beached whale offers rare cultural opportunity

For the Coquille Indian Tribe, the death of a juvenile gray whale following an orca attack has much deeper cultural significance. That is why the tribe offered to handle the taking and processing of the mammal off Tish-A-Tang Beach in Bandon, Oregon.

Yahoo! News/Sacramento Bee – May 9,  2024

KATU Portland – May 9, 2024

KGW Portland – May 9, 2024

KCBY Coos Bay – May 9, 2024

KPTV Portland – May 9, 2024

KDRV Medford – May 9, 2024

Central Oregon Daily News – May 9, 2024

KUNP, Univision Portland – May 9, 2024

Yahoo! News – May 10, 2024

KEZI Eugene – May 13, 2024

Think Out Loud OPB radio interview – May 24, 2024