Monday, July 5, 2010

Oregon Coast Salt Marsh Restoration

This summer, after more than a decade of work to acquire land, fund raising and planning, 450 acres of historic salt marsh in the Coquille River estuary. Reconnection the long diked and drained acreage has been spearheaded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with a number of other nonprofits and government agencies. Estuary habitat is critical for outmigrating juvenile salmonids, in particular the project is expected to greatly benefit Chinook, which typically spend much of their early marine lives in estuary and nearshore habitats. More information in the Oregonian.

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