Quinault Reservation, Taholah, WA

Quinault Indian Nation


SCJ Alliance provided a series of six monthly wetland training lectures and related field tours to Quinault field staff to assist with managing forestry lands and with making decisions about management of their wildlife and fisheries resources.

This training was part of a larger EPA-funded project, which also provided assistance to the Quinault Nation with writing a Wetland Protection Plan and developing a higher quality wetland interpretation and mapping layer in their GIS system.


“The contractor’s enthusiasm for the subject matter drew in and maintained employee attention, interest, and participation that has continued since the trainings concluded in June. This on-site training style facilitated collaborative interaction amongst staff from multiple departments and has fostered collaborative work on numerous additional projects as well.”

Jessica Helsley
Fisheries Scientist and Training Project Manager
Quinault Indian Nation


“What an amazing opportunity to train technical staff for the Quinault Nation while observing and studying their unique and rare ecosystems–coastal Washington rain forests with mostly uncontrolled riverine floodplains and pristine estuaries!”

Lisa Palazzi, CPSS, PWS
Certified Professional Soil/Wetland Scientist