Habitat Projects

Union River Estuary Restoration

In partnership with Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Office and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group/Pacific Northwest Salmon Center is working to restore 31 acres of previously filled estuary … Continued

Lower Tahuya River LWD Placement

Phase I of this project involved helicopter placement of 72 logs in the Tahuya River at 11 locations in a 1.25 mile stretch. A helicopter was used to place these logs because the riparian area did not provide good access … Continued

Donovan Creek Restoration

Restoration actions included re-meandering approximately 3,300 feet of the channelized portion of Donovan Creek, adding approximately 15 large woody debris structures and replanting approximately 15 acres of riparian corridor along the newly meandered channel. View a Map of Our Projects … Continued

Little Quilcene River

Brush Plant Road Reach Restoration – The 1/3 mile reach of the Little Quilcene River between Center Road and Highway 101 had been channelized for agriculture and residential development, resulting in one long riffle that provided neither stable spawning nor … Continued

Big Quilcene River Acquisition

This acquisition provides the opportunity to revitalize this river and estuarine system by performing an additional restoration project within formally private-owned parcels. The acquisition of 18 parcels in the Big Quilcene River floodplain and estuary is anticipated to be finalized … Continued

Big Quilcene Estuary South Bank Levee Removal

The goal of the project is to restore freshwater in-stream channel meander migration patterns. The objective of the project is to restore the flood plain meander functions, sediment transport functions, dissipation, and water storage.

Knotweed Control

Our organization has been working with local land owners to conduct surveys and treatment within the Hood Canal watershed for the noxious weed known as knotweed (Polygonum spp.). These plants are non-native, aggressive and invasive, but can be eradicated or adequately controlled within the state.