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.

Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project Feasibility Report and EIS

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:49

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved release of the proposed Chief's Report for State and Agency Review. The Chief's Report is to be accompanied by the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. State and Agency review period started July 15 and goes through August 15. The documents are available for viewing by using the links here.

The Puget Sound Partnership is developing Implementation Strategies to inform development of the 2018 Action Agenda. Drafts of the Land Development/Land Cover Implementation Strategy and the Floodplains Implementation Strategy are available for review and comment through June 27, 2016. Contact: Todd Hass, Puget Sound Partnership, [email protected].

2016 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant- Letters of Intent Due April 15th

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 15:13

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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) 2016 grant cycle. Letters of intent are due April 15, 2016 and draft applications are due in PRISM by May 16, 2016. Additional information and document links are provided under the "Event" tab.

Statewide Drought Declaration

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:37

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Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on May 15, 2015. The declaration comes after the governor's Emergency Water Executive Committee determined that 48 of 62 watersheds in Washington have water supplies of 75 percent of normal or below and water users are experiencing hardships from water shortages or are expected to experience hardships. The May 15, 2015 drought declaration qualifies all river basins in the Northwest Region for drought relief funding.

Washington's Salmon Fisheries Set for 2015

Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 08:02

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Washington's 2015 salmon fishing seasons, developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and treaty tribal co-managers, were finalized during the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (PFMC) meeting in Rohnert Park, Calif. The regulations cover salmon fisheries in Puget Sound, Washington's ocean and coastal areas, and the Columbia River. Full news release.