Salmon in School

Salmon in School is an environmental education program based upon raising chinook salmon in classrooms, providing teachers and schools with a unique, hands-on learning opportunity. Each classroom receives a 55-gallon aquarium with associated equipment and 100 spring chinook salmon eggs, allowing the students to observe and learn about the early

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Mashel River Restoration

The Mashel River project originated with a long term vision and watershed restoration plan in the early 2000’s. The project is primarily based on the Nisqually River Chinook recovery planning efforts and outlines priority restoration reaches within the river corridor for large wood placement. The plan later was adapted to

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Juvenile Salmon Survey Monitoring

Restoring aquatic connections to floodplains is an important habitat restoration action for Skagit Chinook salmon.  Specifically these restoration projects are designed to restore connections between the rivers and off channel habitat such as sloughs and side channels in order to provide young salmon with more rearing habitat. Off channel habitat

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Real Learning Real Work Restoration Engineering Program

The Real Learning Real Work Restoration Engineering Program provides teachers with year long educational programming directly targeting state curriculum requirements for STEM. In addition to meeting Washington state learning requirements, the program aims to inspire students to think about further study and careers in natural resources, such as engineering, project

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FLOW Program

The NSEA strives to recover salmon by engaging our community in restoration, education and stewardship. In each of these focus areas the work for salmon recovery is far larger than our small staff and volunteer board could accomplish alone. NSEA’s Future Leaders of Whatcom Waters (FLOW) Program provides internship opportunities

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Bull Trout Protection & Assessment

To protect struggling populations of bull trout in the Yakima Basin, we monitored 47 miles of streams and removed 94 recreational rock dams to maintain passage to spawning areas. The project also educated more than 700 river users about bull trout conservation. Additionally, our team assisted agencies with bull trout

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Ebright Creek Riparian Restoration

The Ebright Creek Restoration Project restored the health of important spawning habitat for Lake Sammamish Kokanee salmon. Traditionally abundant in Lake Sammamish, these Kokanee have fallen so that returns can be in single-digits, and only 2 spawning streams remain. This project enhanced 1.6 acres along 600 linear feet along both

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Silver-Bluebird Restoration

The LCFEG has been working in the Washougal River for nearly 20 years and this project is a culmination of acquired knowledge and familiarity with the watershed. Not only will this project increase summer steelhead access to 4 miles of additional spawning and rearing habitat, it will also release an

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Lower Big Beef Creek Restoration – Phase 3

This in-stream project restored coastal estuarine wetlands that support culturally and economically significant species including salmon and shellfish, and ESA-listed Hood Canal summer chum, Puget Sound steelhead, cutthroat and Puget Sound Chinook salmon. It involved the restoration of the floodplain and wetland connectivity, further improvement of sediment processes and spawning

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Taylor Creek South Bank

The Taylor Creek South Bank project corrected two fish barriers – one on Taylor Creek under the county road ; the other 75 feet downstream under an abandoned railroad grade crossing. The project replaced a 33% passable 2 piece county concrete culvert with an 84′ long, 10′ 4″ rise, 20′

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