Originally Posted By: Carcassman
It would be interesting to look at the abundance of wild salmonids in the Quinault. Almost all of the watershed is in reservation or National Park. Which means the evil state of WA is not doing land/habitat management. As fish managers for the Quinault, isn't it the Tribes who would set the appropriate escapement goals? If there is one place in WA where the Tribes can showcase how well they manage natural reosources it would be there, right? Or did I miss something?

YES. The Queets is another shining example of how their "stewardship" has made a huge difference (in terms of the rapid rate of decline among salmon and steelhead populations)... And all that despite the habitat on the Queets being among the best left in the lower 48. Most impressive.