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Welcome to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Puget Sound Nearshore Projects site. This site reflects the efforts made by many groups contributing to the recovery of Puget Sound’s nearshore habitat through restoration and protection actions. The projects are clustered by three sources in the nearshore geographic region, 1) Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project, 2) Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, and 3) Nearshore Salmon Projects. A full list of the projects and a description of each source is available on the left side of this page under “Projects.” To view a spatial distribution of the projects, click on the map below.
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Duckabush River Estuary (PSNERP)
: Proposed - 5/3/2010 to 5/31/2020
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The Duckabush River is one of several major river systems that drain the east slopes of the Olympic Mountains to Hood Canal. The broad estuary contains salt marshes,eelgrass beds, and extensive mud and gravel flats that are productive shellfish beds. The Duckabush Estuary is also home to harbor seals, bald eagles, and regionally significant winter waterfowl. Constructed in 1934, Highway 101 cuts across the intertidal river delta and estuary wetland complex. This roadway and other surface...