USGS Washington Water Science Center
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Native American Tribes in western Washington need comprehensive water data in order to protect, restore, and manage their water resources. To understand the factors affecting water quality and quantity on a regional scale, the data must be collected and managed through a systematic, coordinated approach.
To help the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) to design a coordinated scientific plan for tribal studies of the impacts of the environmental factors on water resources and habitat, the USGS is providing the NWIFC with a plan that outlines a framework and guidance for tribal water and habitat studies.