Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) » Resources

Selected links for nearshore related organizations

Information | ESRP Program Reports | PSNERP Technical Documents | Funding Opportunities


Action Agenda
(Puget Sound Partnership)

Describes the current state of Puget Sound, prioritizes cleanup and improvement efforts, and highlights opportunities for federal, state, local, tribal and private resources to invest and coordinate. It is a living document, designed to be adapted and adjusted.

General Investigations Program
(U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Civil Works, Seattle District)

This program allows the Corps of Engineers to address large-scale projects for a variety of water resources related issues

Nearshore Data Site
(WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife)

Web accessible database with project tracking and mapping features used to support ESRP and PSNERP

Salish Sea Wiki
(Western Washington University)

User created website, with five kinds of pages, where ecosystem knowledge can be synthesized to improve conservation efforts.

Puget Sound River History Project 
(University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Science)

Study of the historical landscape of Puget Sound's lowland rivers and estuaries

Washington State Coastal Atlas
(WA Dept of Ecology)

Provides coastal information (maps, shoreline pictures, beach access and closure information) for resource planning and management

Washington State ShoreZone Inventory
(WA Dept of Natural Resources)

Describes physical and biological characteristics of intertidal and shallow subtidal areas along Washington State 's saltwater shorelines

ESRP Program Reports

2006 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Report
2007 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Report
2008 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Report
2010 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Report
2012 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Report
2015 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Report

PSNERP Technical Documents

Valued Ecosystem Components White Papers
Provides an overview of available science for project development and outreach.

Management Measures Technical Report
Describes 21 recovery actions needed to restore nearshore ecosystem processes and how these management measures can be implemented and combined to most effectively. Links specific management measures with restoration of specific types of ecological processes.

Strategic Needs Assessment Report
Based on Change Analysis data, identifies a series of problem statements that describe the major types of nearshore degradation. Reframed, the problem statements are the basis for PSNERP’s emerging strategies.

Guiding Restoration Principles Technical Report
Summarizes principles of landscape ecology and conservation biology that are applicable to the conservation and restoration of nearshore ecosystems in the Puget Sound and are intended to guide the prioritization of sites and actions by PSNERP and others. Principles were drawn from a scientific literature review of landscape ecology and conservation biology.

PSNERP Restoration and Protection Strategies
Identifies places where there is the best opportunity to protect and restore natural, self-sustaining processes. Identifies the primary ecological processes responsible for creating and maintaining the dominant shoreforms in Puget Sound and identifies the types of restoration needed to restore processes.

Change Analysis Geodatabase(s)
Spatially explicit data set that describes historic and current nearshore conditions at the scale of a process unit or drift cell.

Funding Opportunities

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
(US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Provides grants to conserve and restore wetlands and their fish and wildlife habitat

Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Protection and Restoration Grant Program
(WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife & WA Dept of Natural Resources)

Provides funding for ambitious and innovative actions that are consistent with the Puget Sound Action Agenda and produce measurable outcomes tied to 2020 Puget Sound marine and nearshore ecosystem recovery targets.

Salmon Recovery Grants
WA State Recreation and Conservation Office


Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Mailing Address:
Natural Resources Building
600 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA 98501
Jay Krienitz, ESRP Manager
Phone: 360.902.2572