Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Washington
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Washington Project

Baseline Assessment of Salmon Prey Invertebrates at Site 1/Northwind's Weir Restoration Site

April 2010 - December 2010


Participating Agencies

  • Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has recently been assessing the success of habitat restoration projects that they have participated in throughout the Puget Sound region (Armbrust et al. 2008, 2009). One such site is the Site 1/Northwind's Weir restoration site, which was completed winter 2009-2010, and consists of 2.5 acres of created off-channel mudflat habitat with associated uplands. The goal of this project is to collect baseline data on initial post-construction biological conditions, in order to be able to make future evaluations of the success of the project in meeting its original stated goals.