Letters of Intent for project proposals are being accepted for salmon recovery projects funded through the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2020 grant cycle. This includes requests for Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Large Capital Project grants. Letters of Intent for all projects proposals is due January 21, 2020, 5:00pm. Links to Letter of Intent, Request for Project Proposals, Grant Schedule is posted on the "Events" tab of this website.

Proposed Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Plan

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 08:12

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This recovery plan provides guidance for the protection and recovery of Puget Sound steelhead, which are currently listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service recognizes Puget Sound steelhead as a distinct population segment of steelhead. The recovery plan can be downloaded here.

2019 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant - Letters of Intent Due March 15, 2019

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 15:50

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Letters of Intent for project proposals are being accepted for salmon recovery projects funded through the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2019 grant cycle. Letters of Intent are due March 15, 2019, 5:00pm and draft applications are due in PRISM by May 17, 2019. Links to the Letter of Intent, Request for Project Proposals, Schedule, and other relevant information is provided on the "Events" tab of this website.

Comment Period for South Fork Nooksack River TMDL

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:01

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The Department of Ecology is soliciting feedback on their draft temperature total maximum daily load (TMDL) report for the South Fork Nooksack River. The report describes water quality issues and potential methods to fix them. Comments are being accepted until November 20, 2018. Information for downloading the report and submitting comments can be found here.

Letters of Intent for project proposals are being accepted for salmon recovery projects funded through the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2018 grant cycle. The grant round also includes applications for 2019-2021 Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) funds that may be budgeted through the 2019 budget process. Letters of Intent are due March 30, 2018, 5:00pm and draft applications for regular PSAR and SRFB projects are due in PRISM by May 11, 2017. Additional information, schedule, and document links are provided under the "Event" tab of this website.

Restoring the River, Building Salmon Habitat on the Nooksack River 
Today, groups are working together to restore habitat on the Nooksack River. A cooperative of Agencies, Tribes, and restoration partners are working together with farmers and landowners to restore and protect beneficial fish habitat.

Baker to Bay Symposium September 20-21, 2017

Submitted by admin on Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:09

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The Whatcom Watersheds Information Network in association with multiple sponsors is hosting the 2017 Baker to Bay Symposium at the Ferndale Event Center. This two-day event will bring together stakeholders, managers, governments, businesses, community members, and scientists to share information about ecosystem recovery actions in Whatcom County in a manner that combines and coordinates data/research with community interests and needs. Symposium website

Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Health are looking for volunteers that can assist with monitoring of shellfish harvesters during the harvesting season. Each survey will only take about 20 minutes plus travel time. It involves counting shellfish harvesters along the beach during low tide on designated days. There are 35 different sampling dates through early September. For more information www.mrc.whatcomcounty.org/upcoming-events/volunteers-needed/.

2017 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant- Letters of Intent Due March 31st

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:56

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Letters of Intent for project proposals are being accepted for salmon recovery projects funded through the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2017 grant cycle. Letters of Intent are due March 31, 2017, 5:00pm, and draft applications are due in PRISM by May 18, 2017. Additional information and document links are provided under the "Event" tab of this website.

Making Way for Salmon

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:29

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"Making Way for Salmon" is a short (15 minute) film highlighting the challenges of culverts as fish passage barriers. It was created by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and can be viewed on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7z5anXzm0k.