Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) » Story Maps

Story Maps

Resources for partners and the public

The Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program has created a series for story maps that showcase the importance of restoring the nearshore natural environment using innovative and multi-benefit solutions.

Snohomish Salmon

Salmon populations in Puget Sound have decreased over time due to a variety of factors. Habitat restoration can increase these numbers, and one of the most important habitat types to restore is the estuary. Continue reading to learn why estuaries are so important to salmon, and learn more about the work being done in the Snohomish River estuary to help increase populations.

For over the last year WDFW has been working with a group of people from DFW, NOAA, Tulalip Tribes, and Snohomish County to create one of the first story maps in a new series we hope to build. The Snohomish Salmon story map focuses on the importance of estuaries to salmon in Puget Sound, and looks specifically at data collected in the Snohomish estuary that will tell us more about what variables make estuaries important. (Click the image to view)

Farm, Fish, and Flood - Working toward a Vision for the Snohomish Delta

The goal of the Snohomish story map is to encourage a growing spirit of collaboration and work toward a common vision for the Snohomish delta. The story map is intended to showcase multiple benefits of focusing on farms, fish, and flood protection in an integrated way across the landscape.

The development of the story map was supported by Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program and consultation with Snohomish County, Sustainable Land Strategies, NOAA Fisheries, Tulalip Tribes and others. (Click the image to view)

Approach to Restoration and Protection

Investing in Puget Sound's Natural Systems

This story map illustrates the benefits to investing in Puget Sound estuaries, such as local jobs, community protection, and local economies. The story map also highlights the integral role estuaries play in our nearshore ecosystem.  (Click the image to view)

Approach to Restoration and Protection

Working Together to Restore Puget Sound Ecosystems

This photo slider map highlights nearshore restoration and protection projects funded by Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program throughout Puget Sound. The interactive tour showcases the people behind ecosystem restoration projects. Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program projects and restoration partners are key to restoring key ecosystems such as estuaries, bays and shorelines, this work is the foundation for a resilient Puget Sound. (Click the image to view)

Working Together to Restore Puget Sound Ecosystems

Approach to Restoration and Protection

 


Location:
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
Email: esrp@dfw.wa.gov