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The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project

The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) is one of the largest habitat restoration and preservation programs ever undertaken in the United States.  We are building a plan of action by answering the questions:

  • How has the shoreline of Puget Sound changed?
  • Where are the most problematic changes and why?
  • What can we do to protect and manage the nearshore?
  • What actions should we take and where?

Answers to these questions will allow us to make informed decisions and work with landowners and communities to make progress in improving the health of Puget Sound.

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What's New?
President Obama signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law on December 16, 2016, authorizing PSNERP
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Water Resources Development Act bill passes the Senate on December 10, 2016.  Read Congressman Larsen's announcement.
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Seattle Times article on PSNERP's federal authorization "Federal Action a Great Start on Protecting Puget Sound Habitat"
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Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement released for State and Agency review [July 15, 2016]
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Updated July 2016