Past Habitat Projects

Belfair State Park Estuary Restoration

HCSEG restored approximately 8.1 acres of estuarine wetlands and removed 2,700 feet of rip-rap hardened shoreline at Belfair State Park. Historically, the estuary was created by two creeks that flowed through the park. In the 1950s, a shoreline of rip … Continued

Sweetwater Creek

Sweetwater Creek, which crosses under a portion of State Route 3 in Belfair, was restored to its historical channel configuration on the west side of the highway. The project included removing two 90 degree bends which were part of previous … Continued

Anderson Creek

A restoration project funded by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Landowner Incentive Program (WDFW LIP) took place during the summer of 2007 at the Landowner’s request. This involved the removal of a storage structure and old machinery from … Continued

WDFW Ring Dike Removal

Approximately 2,000 feet of saltwater levee and ring dike, and approximately 7,500 cubic yards of material was removed surrounding an abandoned WDFW duck pond near the mouth of the Quilcene River. This project reestablished a more natural tidal function to … Continued

McClanahan Property Acquisition

The acquisition of the McClanahan property, comprising ten acres, on the Little Quilcene River (which includes over 2,000 feet of riverfront) was finalized in August of 2008. This land acquisition is adjacent to property owned by Jefferson County and it … Continued

Ward Property Acquisition

The acquisition of the Ward property, which is comprised of eighty six acres along the north side of the Little Quilcene River and estuary, was finalized in September 2008. These private lands contain unaltered estuarine wetlands, gravel beaches and mudflats. … Continued

Duckabush River – Robinson Road Levee Removal

During the summer of 2008 approximately six hundred feet of dike was removed from the Robinson Road levee on the Duckabush River restoring roughly three acres of salt marsh. This project has restored more natural tidal hydrology to one of … Continued

Dosewallips Estuary Restoration – Wolcott

Concrete raceways at a decommissioned USFWS hatchery facility near the Dosewallips River estuary were removed. This project helped to restore the proper function of the salt marsh habitat by restoring channel meander migration patterns within the estuary. The project area … Continued