Friday, February 25, 2011

TNC Protects 3000 Acres on Washington's Clearwater River


Last week the Nature Conservancy Announced that it had purchased 3088 acres on Washington's Clearwater. The purchase was a part of a larger initiative to purchase and protect large tracts of land along some of the more intact salmon bearing ecosystems remaining in the Lower 48. The Clearwater is a tributary of the Queets River and is home to relatively healthy runs of Winter Steelhead, Coho and Chinook. The hope is that by protecting the habitat in perpetuity wild salmon can continue to thrive in the Queets/Clearwater drainage. Almost all of the Queets watershed is protected in the Olympic National Park. More information in a Seattle Times article:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014314229_clearwater24m.html

and at The Nature Conservancy's website:
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/washington/misc/art33147.html

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