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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.  It is similar in scope to programs in the Everglades and Chesapeake Bay. 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
Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Releases 2012 RFP
Strategies Report and Maps Available!
Winter 2012
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Historical Change Analysis Report released Fall 2011
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Change Analysis Summary Sheets by Drift Cell
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Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project
Updated July 2016