Pysht Floodplain Acquisition and Restoration Phase IV
Regional Priority Approach
CHIN7.1: Protect and/or restore critical habitat for salmon populations.
North Olympic Land Trust
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Makah Tribe, North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity
Michele Canale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2020 - 2022
Estimated Total Cost
No Funding Identified
Continue to restore degraded fish habitat, via projects in Lead Entities' four-year work plans Protect and/or restore critical habitat for salmon populations.
These acquisitions would be pursued as part of Phase IV and future phases. Phase IV and other phases will protect additional floodplain and riparian habitat along the Pysht River, by means of conservation easements and fee simple acquisition, particularly those properties identified as priorities in the Western Straits Conservation Plan (priorities #11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 34, 37, 39, 42, 44, 50, 54, 56, 63, 67, and 71). This project aims to protect a highly utilized reach of Pysht River that is annually used for spawning habitat by multiple salmonid species. The Pysht River system supports chinook salmon, coho salmon, chum salmon, coastal cutthroat trout, and steelhead/rainbow trout.
Targeted Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measure
No Expected Accomplishments provided
- Enabling Conditions - Protection
Near Term Action last updated 9/16/2019