• Oregon coastal tribe takes on decline of Chinook salmon through unique partnership

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    The Coquille Indian Tribe addresses the decline of Chinook salmon in the Coquille River in southern Oregon. Read more here. By Chris Aadland, Underscore.news and Indian Country Today

    Helena Linnell stood outside the Coquille Indian Tribe headquarters on a chilly morning in October diligently picking out countless pieces of seaweed tangled in a net.

    The previous day, Linnell and a handful of others, wearing waders and raincoats, had jumped in the frigid waters and stretched the gill net across the mouth of Ferry Creek in the Coquille River watershed near the southern Oregon coast in the hopes of catching fish. All they caught, however, was seaweed.

    Linnell and many of the…