A planning tool for habitat restoration in Puget Sound
The SSM was designed to aid in assessments of: recurring hypoxia, loss of eelgrass beds, loss of nearshore habitat, persistence of toxic contaminants in sediments and tissue. Examples below are listed by estuary.
Cumulative Effects of Nearshore Restoration on Habitat and Fish Migration in Northern Puget Sound, Washington - The recovery of fish stock was one of the major goals, so a fish migration pathway tracking model was also developed as part of the overall restoration feasibility assessment tool. Read more.
- Skagit Delta
- McGlinn Island Causeway
- Pocket Estuaries: Whidbey Basin
- Crescent Harbor
- Cottonwood Island