Quinault Indian Nation Participation and Engagement with the West Coast Ocean Alliance, a Regional Ocean Partnership

Recipient: Quinault Indian Nation

Federal Funding: $100,000

Summary: This award will be used to enhance the Quinault Indian Nation’s ability to engage with federal and state agencies on ocean usage by providing the means for tribal leadership and staff to participate, in person, in West Coast Ocean Alliance efforts. This tribe has been a member of this regional ocean partnership since the partnership’s inception. Tribal leadership has been attending meetings remotely due to the pandemic, but the gradual return to in-person activities, and even more importantly, the increasing demand for ocean resources, makes it imperative that Quinault Indian Nation leadership attend in person to properly engage as decisions are being made regarding ocean use in their territory. With this funding, the Quinault Indian Nation will host one West Coast Ocean Alliance-related meeting, and tribal leadership and staff will be able to attend the annual meeting, as well as other ancillary forums, such as the tribal caucus meeting, the data portal meeting, and other tribe-related meetings.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.