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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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North Fork Skagit River Delta (PSNERP)
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Since the 1860s, extensive diking of the North Fork Skagit River has caused a substantial loss of estuarine habitat. The tidal channels and wetlands of the estuary provide a critical transition zone for juvenile salmonids as they migrate downstream from freshwater habitats to the salt water of Puget Sound. The proposed restoration would set back flood protection levees on a section of the North Fork to expand the river’s floodplain and tidal connections. The existing levees would be...