Snoqualmie Tribe Environmental and Natural Resources Department
The Snoqualmie (S•dukwalbixw) are a group of Coast Salish Native American peoples from the Snoqualmie Valley in east King and Snohomish Counties in Washington state. The Snoqualmie are signatories to the Point Elliott Treaty with the Washington Territory in 1855. The tribe lost federal recognition in 1953 when federal policies limited recognition to tribes having reservations. In October 1999, after 46 years of petitioning, the Bureau of Indian Affairs once again granted recognition to the Snoqualmie Tribe.
The Tribe's environmental department (ENR) works to restore habitat along the Snoqualmie River. ENR also works to increase awareness of environmental issues within the Native community. Areas of interest include: energy efficiency, solid waste, recycling, alternative energy, traditional foods, salmon habitat, cultural preservation, water quality, among others.