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New York Times Covers Efforts to Preserve Salmon Habitats in Nisqually River

Jeanette Dorner created ‘Joyful Tribe’ a few years ago as her game in the world in Landmark Education’s Team, Management and Leadership Program, as a means of generating donations to restore the Niqually watershed and revive its salmon populations. Dorner, who is the director of the salmon recovery program for the Nasqually Tribe Natural Resources Department, was recently quoted in The New York Times in an article covering efforts to restore the watershed.

“It is urgent we do not just walk away,” says Dorner about the situation on the Nisqually River. A warming climate has shrunk the glacier that feeds the watershed and raised temperatures to dangerous levels  for the endangered chinook salmon of the river. An unusual coalition of government and private groups has come together to take an active role in altering the watershed to preserve its viability for the chinook. For instance, large log boxes have been built to act as natural breakwaters, causing the river to swirl and dig deep, cool pools inviting to the chinook. Read more in The New York Times, and read Team Leadership’s prior story (with video) on ‘Joyful Tribe’.

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