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October 2013

Hoh: Canoes leaving LaPush for Hoh on Paddle to Quinault - Nearing the end of their long 2013 Canoe Journey, around 100 canoes from tribes from the Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia are expected to put to sea today from First Beach in LaPush. After spending two days celebrating their arrival on Quileute beaches, the tribes and their canoes are expected leave LaPush by about 7 a.m. today and head south to the Hoh River mouth today between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

May 2013

Hoh: First Whale Trail sign on Washington state's coast dedicated at Kalaloch Lodge - A sign telling about the gray whales, sea otters and orcas that frequent the North Olympic Peninsula's Pacific coast was dedicated at Kalaloch Lodge last week. The Whale Trail sign is the first installed on the state's outer coast as well as the first within Olympic National Park, organizers said. It was dedicated at the lodge, which is on U.S. Highway 101 some 35 miles south of Forks, on Thursday. The ceremony featured speeches by Jefferson County Commissioner Phil Johnson, representatives of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Olympic National Park and The Whale Trail, and Hoh tribal storyteller Viola Riebe, director of cultural resources.

February 2013

Hoh: Limited FEMA Mapping on Indian Reservations Increases Flood Risk, Lessens Federal Flood Insurance - The Hoh River meets an exquisite rocky coastline amid old-growth rain forest at the northwest boundary of the Hoh Indian Reservation in western Washington State. Ninety-seven percent of the reservation is in a 100-year floodplain, but it hasnít been mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 2012

Hoh-Makah-Quileute-Quinault: Coastal tribes create national symposium on climate change - The inaugural First Stewards symposium, to be held July 17-20 in Washington, D.C. is a national event that examines the impact of climate change on indigenous coastal cultures and explores solutions based on of traditional ecological knowledge. The Hoh, Makah and Quileute tribes and the Quinault Indian Nation created the symposium because indigenous coastal people are among the most affected by climate change.

December 2011

Quinault-Hoh: Kalaloch Beach won't open this winter for razor clams, but slight hope for spring digs - Biologists from the Quinault Indian Nation, Hoh Indian Tribe, state Fish and Wildlife and the national park conduct razor clam stock assessments each summer. This year's results showed the Kalaloch razor clam population to contain approximately half the number of clams found last year.

Hoh: Chance to see returning salmon a reason to visit Hoh Rain Forest - Road construction once affected the journey of the returning salmon, but a more fish-friendly culvert installed in the early 1990s helped salmon returning to Taft Creek. In some years, more than 2,000 coho complete their life cycle in this small creek.

November 2011

Hoh-Quinault: No Razor Clam Harvest At Olympic National Park Until Spring

Hoh: West End History Weekend begins today

Hoh: Historical Society plans annual West End festivities

October 2011

Hoh: West End history to be explore

Cedar: Tree of Life to the Northwest Coast Indians

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