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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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Big Quilcene River Delta (PSNERP)
: Proposed - 4/30/2010 to 4/30/2015
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Quilcene Bay is an arm of Dabob Bay on the west side of Hood Canal that contains productive mudflats and salt marshes, especially near the adjoining deltas of the Big Quilcene and Little Quilcene Rivers. This large and complex ecosystem supports many species of fish and wildlife, including threatened Hood Canal summer chum salmon and shellfish. Logging, road construction, dredging, and dike construction for flood protection have damaged the natural processes that sustain the delta system. ...