Announcements

USFWS Fisheries Tribal Internship

Fisheries WaterCorp Tribal Internship opportunity with US Fish and Wildlife Service for registered tribal members ages 18-34 who are interested in Natural Resource Conservation Science! Duties: Biological field sampling, lab, and fish hatchery support Workstation: Lacey, WA Duration: 6 months, likely starting in early June of 2024 Benefits Include: • $600 per week living stipend and AmeriCorps status and benefits • $3,247 education award, student loan forbearance, etc. • Career building experience and professional development training Minimum Qualifications: Registered Tribal Member Age 18-34 High School Diploma or GED A strong interest in Natural Resource Conservation Science For more information and …READ MORE

Summer Produce Boxes Survey

LEKT USDA Food Program 2024 Summer Produce Survey Local LEKT community members (including gov’t enterprise and casino staff), we are building the summer produce order for the community and need your input on what type of food you would be interested in. Please take two minutes to complete the online survey and provide input on summer produce boxes.  This survey will be open through Feb 28th.  We are also working on sourcing local beef, pork, seafood, dairy, buffalo, berries, and traditional foods to distribute through the food bank. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9PXNY5Y A paper copy of this survey can be found at the tribal …READ MORE

Coho Surveys: That’s a Wrap!

LEKT Natural Resources Department have been conducting annual Redd surveys on rivers and streams within the Tribe’s Usual and Accustomed Fishing areas since the early 1990’s. These areas contain over 400 miles of potential salmon spawning and rearing habitat, but it is not possible to sample every reach. The survey effort that begins in November and continues through the beginning of January is focused on habitat and prioritizes reaches that can characterized by specific size, gradient and valley confinement conducive to spawning. The geomorphologically selected sample includes 24 streams, divided into three regions: Western – Little Hoko, Leyh, Bridge, Cadillac, …READ MORE

Volunteer Planting at Ediz Hook

The Clallam Marine Resources Committee, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and Clallam Conservation District are teaming up again this year to improve the nearshore habitat on Ediz Hook. Volunteers are needed to help plant 2,500 bareroot plants. LOCATION: Ediz Hook in Port Angeles DATES/TIMES: March 26 (Tues) from 10:00AM – Noon OR 12:30PM – 2:00PM March 28 (Thurs) from 10:00AM – Noon OR 12:30PM – 2:00PM ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Please bring gloves, raingear, and a shovel or other planting tool if available. (There will be limited shovels on hand for volunteers that don’t have one.) Water and snacks will be provided. Due …READ MORE

2024 Elwha Bridge Run

The Elwha Bridge Run is this Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, and all LEKT employees/staff/families can register for 50% off entries to the Elwha Bridge Run. This run is a great way to start the year off with some outdoor fresh air in our own neighborhood. This is not an official LEKT run, rather we are an Event Sponsor. The event is coordinated through “Run the Peninsula.” Here is the link to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/PortAngeles/LowerElwhaBridge5K10K Run-The-Peninsula-24-Discount-Flyer-Elwha (PDF)  

NOAA Fisheries Elwha Data Portal Now Live!

Elwha Dam Removal Monitoring Data Researchers from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center have been working with LEKT Natural Resources staff and partners to examine how riverine, estuarine and nearshore habitats continue to change since dam removal. Their team has just released on online database, where you can view and access the latest information on water temperature, habitat, fish (and more!) being collected by scientists. “NOAA scientists and partners have conducted monitoring and research on physical river-floodplain dynamics, water temperature, chemical changes in nutrients and stable isotopes, riverine benthic communities, juvenile salmonid diet, salmon recolonization and movement, genetics, and nearshore habitat and …READ MORE

C&S Coho Fishery Snapshot

“It makes my heart feel so good to have our people fishing the river again … You get fish hungry after a while. ” – Cheryl Charles Here are some highlights from the historic Coho fishery October 9-31st, 2023 … 203 Total Coho caught (137 by hook & line) 5 Non-target species caught and released: Bull trout, Pink, Chum, Cuthroat and Rainbow Trout Percent of Natural origin fish versus hatchery origin fish – 66:33 151 registered fishers Youngest Fisher: Age 14 5 fishers caught and delivered fish to elders Although returns were fewer than expected, this was consistent with statewide …READ MORE

Christmas 2023 Pickup Details

Holiday food boxes and tribal member and family checks will be available for pick up next week in the dining hall: Monday 12/18 – 12-4 Tuesday 12/19 – 10-4 LOCAL ELDERS 60+: The elders program will reach out to you to set up delivery of food and check. All Gov’t and Elwha Enterprise Inc. staff are invited to stop by and pick up food box for their family holiday meal (one box per residence). Please be aware that the food boxes will have fresh dairy items, that require immediate refrigeration, so plan your pick up time and travels home accordingly. …READ MORE

LEKT Dump Funds

Who is eligible to utilize this privilege? All forms of eligible ID must have a current, updated address on them. Please contact Enrollment to update ID cards, if needed. LEKT Enrolled Tribal members, who must bring a current Tribal Enrollment ID Card or a current Hunting/Fishing ID LEKT current spouses, who must bring a current LEKT spousal Card There are RULES: Refrigerators (must take doors off), Stoves, Washers, Dryers, & Tires are OK NO BOATS, TRAILERS, or MOTORS of any kind! Dump trucks are not allowed to utilize this service either. CURRENT RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE ONLY– NO COMMERCIAL DUMPING NOBODY HIRED TO …READ MORE