American Indian Solutions to Environmental Challenges

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The people of the Lummi Nation feel it’s their responsibility to help the salmon survive. They are involved in many projects to fix damaged salmon habitats. They also work with many partners to aid the recovery of the salmon population.

Key Terms

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    A pipe-like construction of concrete or metal that takes a stream under a road, railroad track, footpath, or through an embankment.

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    An area where rivers and ocean waters interact, mixing fresh and salt water. Such areas include bays, mouths of rivers, salt marshes, and lagoons. Estuaries shelter and feed marine life, birds, and wildlife.

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    A place where eggs (especially fish or poultry) are hatched and reared under artificial conditions.

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    Forms in rivers when a large tree falls into the water and becomes embedded in the river bottom, then acts like a net that captures additional logs and debris moving downstream. Creates or enhances fish habitat.

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    Manmade logjams that are designed to imitate natural logjams. Built to restore fish habitat and treat problems such as bank erosion and flooding.

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Try These Questions

True or false? The bigger culvert carries more water underneath the road surface, remains unclogged by soil, and allows fish to pass through.
Culverts, before and after
Read the definition of estuary in the key terms. Which of the following statements is true about changes in the Nooksack estuary between 1888 and 2004?
Estuary landscape changes, 1888 and 2004
The Lummi Nation is taking several steps to restore the places where salmon lay their eggs, eat, and grow. Which of these steps restores salmon habitat?

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How are the people of this Native community working to repair the damage to the environment?

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Which groups of people are working together to fix the environment?

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