HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS PROGRAM: The Craig Tribal Association, along with(7) southeast Alaska Tribes, formed a partnership to monitor for Harmful Algal Blooms or HAB's. The Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) group works with NOAA to monitor specific types of phytoplankton that can carry toxins that have a potential to be consumed by shellfish and other resources. These toxins cause Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), Amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), and Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) in humans. The data collected will help NOAA and SEATT in establishing a HAB early warning system for researchers, shellfish growers, resource managers, and subsistence users in Southeast Alaska. Currently, SEATT is developing a website. More to come in the future.
WATER QUALITY PROGRAM:
The Environmental Department has implemented a water quality monitoring program on traditional and customary streams. Currently, we are monitoring two streams in the traditional territory obtaining baseline data that can later be used for enhancement or mitigation projects. To view our 2014 report, please click the link below.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns in regards to current or future projects, or project ideas, please feel free to come into the office and talk with us. We are located downstairs in the Tribal Hall building, across from the new court house location.
Department phone number: 907-826-5125