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Puget Sound

Nearshore Ecosystem

Restoration Partnership

Photo courtesy of Michelle L. McConnell, Consultant

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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project

Mission

  • Restore nearshore habitat of Puget Sound for the benefit of the biological resources and the integrity of the ecosystem, including the functions and natural processes of the basin.
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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project

Project Phases

  • Reconnaissance Study
  • General Investigation (Feasibility)
  • Preliminary Engineering and Design
  • Construction (General)
  • Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring
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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project

Cost Share Agreement Signed:

September 28, 2001

$12 million, 5-6 year General Investigation (GI)

50/50 Cost Share for GI Phase

Federal Sponsor:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Colonel Ralph Graves

Bernie Hargrave, Federal Program Manager

Local Sponsor:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Director Jeff Koenings

Tim Smith, Local Program Manager

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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project

Feasibility Phase Approach

Existing Data

Stage I – 18 months

Draft project criteria & model

Data gaps/needs

Early action protection & restoration project list

Stage II – 2 years

New information

Revised project criteria & model

Data gaps/needs

Early action protection & restoration project list

New information

Stage III – 2 years

Final project criteria & model

Programmatic EIS;

Protection & restoration project list

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PSNER APPROACH

Effectiveness Monitoring

Validation Monitoring

Secure

Funding

Engineer

and Design

Public Workshops

Science Products

Target; Early Action; & 206/1135 Projects

Project Specific Feasibility Studies

AdaptiveManagement

Project

Proposals

Landowner Outreach

SRFB

NWSC

Other

Corps Programs

RFEG

Land Trusts

Implement

Restoration

Actions

ID Existing;

Dev. New Science

(Start of G.I.)

Develop Corps Action List

(End of G.I.)

Coord w/ Existing

Local Entities

And Processes

Identify Science-Based

Actions

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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project
  • Federal Funding Partners:
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • U.S. Geological Survey
    • NOAA Fisheries
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency*
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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project
  • State Funding Partners:
    • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • Washington Department of Natural Resources
    • Salmon Recovery Funding Board
    • Puget Sound Action Team
    • Washington Department of Ecology
    • University of Washington
    • Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation
    • Washington State Conservation Commission
    • Washington State Parks Commission
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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project
  • Tribal and Local Funding Partners:
    • Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
    • Point No Point Treaty Council
    • King County Conservation District
    • King County
    • Pierce County
    • Island County
    • People for Puget Sound
    • Friends of the San Juans
    • Northwest Straits Commission
    • Washington Sea Grant
    • Washington Public Ports Association
    • Taylor United Shellfish Company
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Nearshore Executive Committee

Members Affiliations

Col. Ralph Graves, Co-Chair U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

Dr. Jeff Koenings , Co-Chair Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Ken Berg U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tom Fitzsimmons Washington Department of Ecology

Kathy Fletcher People for Puget Sound

Anne Kinsinger U.S. Geological Survey

Francea McNair Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Scott Redman Puget Sound Action Team

Bill Ruckelshaus Salmon Recovery Funding Board

Michael Schiewe NOAA Fisheries

Bruce Sexauer U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

Ron Sims King County

Mona Thomason U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

Terry Williams Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

( ) U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration ProjectNearshore Steering Committee

Representing Members Affiliations

Federal Sponsor Co- Chair Bernie Hargrave USACOE

Local Sponsor Co-Chair Tim Smith WDFW

State Agencies Duane Fagergren PSAT

Tribes Terry Wright NWIFC

Salmon Rec. Funding Board Jim Fox IAC

Lead Entities Janet Kearsley Island County

NW Straits Commission Andrea Copping WA Sea Grant

WA Public Ports Eric Johnson Ports Association

At-Large Jacques White People 4 Puget S.

At-Large Bill Dewey Taylor United

At-Large Debby Hyde Pierce County

Federal Partner Lynn Childers USF&WS

Federal Partner Ed Casillas NMFS

Federal Partner Rob Koeppen USGS

Federal Partner ( ) EPA

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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration ProjectNearshore Science Team

Disciplines Members Affiliations

Federal Corps Lead Fred A. Goetz, M.S. USACOE

Non-Federal Sponsor Lead Dr. Tom Mumford WDNR

Shoreline Geology &

Marine Sediment Dynamics Hugh Shipman, M.S. WDOE

Sediment Geochemistry Dr. Randy Shuman King County DNR

Jim Brennan. M.S. King County (Alt)

Nutrient Dynamics Jan Newton WDOE/ UW-Ocean.

Intertidal Ecology &Habitats “Si” Simenstad . M.S. UW- (NearPRISM)

Benthic Invertebrates Dr. Megan Dethier UW-Friday Harbor

Biology Kurt Fresh. M.S. NOAA Fisheries

Spatial Modeling & Data Mgt. Dr. Miles Logsdon UW-COFS (PRISM)

Restoration Curtis Tanner, M.S. USFWS

Member at Large Doug Myers, M.S. PSWQAT

Marine Sediment Dynamics Dr. Guy Gelfenbaum, USGS