Please be advised of the attached health warning regarding harvesting shellfish. The Ocean Governance team has been submitting mussel samples to the California Dept of Public Health for analysis of biotoxins. Recently domoic acid (DA) has been on the rise, but still below alert levels, however the most recent sample came back with a high level of DA.
Please be careful if you are harvesting mussles and other bivalve shellfish as they will be toxic. We will continue to send samples in and let you know of any change in the levels.
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals from Northern Arizona University recently held a Climate Change Adaptation Planning course that took place at the Bishop Paiute Cultural Center in Bishop, CA, and included presentations, individual and group exercises, talking circles, and a field trip on the reservation and nearby mountains. A big Shu’ shaa nin-la to our hosts, the Bishop Paiute Tribe, for their wonderful support and generosity in hosting the course, as well as the instructors and participants, who helped make the course a success. Twenty-one tribal professionals from sixteen tribes in California, Nevada, and Oregon participated in the training. The course was attended by our Marine Biologist, Rosa Laucci, and the knowledge gained in this valuable training will be utilized by staff as we prepare for climate change.
Come and join the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation for the 10th Annual FREE event on Saturday, September 12th, 2105.
Join us at Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Hall in Smith River.
Enjoy the Food and Craft Vendors, sample Traditionally Cooked Salmon and Sand Bread, observe Various Cultural Demonstrations, watch the Stick Games, enter to win Raffles, watch traditional gambling & vote on items in the Indigenous Works Show, and the 5K Fun Run/Walk.
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