Magazine article American Forests

Jesse Buff, Director of Forest Restoration

Magazine article American Forests

Jesse Buff, Director of Forest Restoration

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BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

IN FEBRUARY, I VISITED THE Nooksak Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) in Bellingham, Washington. I was hoping to see the results of some of the Global ReLeaf program's earliest work and view current work underway. NSEA's mission is to restore wild salmon runs in Whatcom County, Washington, through the involvement of local com-munities, volunteers and landowners. More than 15 years ago, Global ReLeaf partnered with NSEA for the first time and over the next few years worked on numerous projects with them.

Wild salmon are incredibly important to the Pacific Northwest's culture and economy. They are an important economic driver for the state and its residents through commercial and recreational fishing, and are culturally important to local communities and Indian tribes. However, salmon streams have been severely degraded over time by poor agricultural practices, logging, pollution and darns that block their passage as they make their way upstream to spawn. …

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