resources and links

In addition to the citations provided on earlier pages, here are an assortment of important information including technical reports, news, resources, our key partners, journal  publications, and videos in no particular order.

Nearshore references

Select journal publications

Kelp Forest Zooplankton, Forage Fishes, and Juvenile Salmonids of the Northeast Pacific Nearshore

Nearshore fish community responses to large scale dam removal: implications for watershed restoration and fish management

Large-scale Dam Removals and Nearshore Ecological Restoration: Lessons Learned from the Elwha Dam Removals

Technical reports

Long term trends in forage fish use of the nearshore
Data summary: Long term trends in abundance and size of surf smelt Hypomesus pretiosus, Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii, and Pacific sand lance Ammodytes personatus from notes of video snorkeling surveys along the central Strait of Juan de Fuca January 2004-August 2019.

Forage fish and sea lice

Observations of sea lice on juvenile forage fish along the northwest Salish Sea

Shaffer, J. Anne 2021. Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) and ectoparasites of young of the year juvenile herring, Clupea pallasii, of the Salish Sea. In:Osprey, The International Journal of Salmon and Steelhead Conservation. 98:pp.17-21 Literature Cited

Forage fish spawn sampling methodology
A review of two sampling methods for detecting Surf Smelt (Hypomesus pretiosus) spawn on intertidal beaches for marine ecosystem conservation and restoration

Citizen guide to documenting herring spawn in the Salish Sea

Clallam River Nearshore
Clallam Bay River Mouth and Nearshore

Contemporary use of the nearshore by north Olympic  Peninsula Tribes

When the Tide is Out.pdf
Nearshore Studynomaps.pdf

Nearshore Mapping
Boat Based Mapping of Elwha and Dungeness Bluffs

Nearshore Ecosystem Services
Nature's Value in Clallam County

Nearshore Fish Use Assessments (WDFW)
Nearshore function of the central Strait of Juan de Fuca for juvenile fish, including Puget Sound Chinook salmon 2007-2008


Video presentations
Kelp forests zooplankton juvenile forage fish and salmon ppt presentation

Rewilding a Cornerstone of Pacific Northwest of the United States: The Elwha Nearshore 2020

Rewilding a cornerstone of Pacific Northwest of the United States: The Elwha Nearshore.

Juvenile sand lance shoal central Strait of Juan de Fuca


CWI video clips of juvenile salmon, surf smelt, sand lance, herring (and friends!) in the nearshore

Marine Ecosystem Analysis (MESA) files

Dynamics of Port Angeles Harbor & Approaches Washington.pdf
Marine resource damage assessment report.pdf
Marine Bird Populations of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Straight of Georgia and adjacent waters.pdf
Food Habits of Pacific SalmonBaitfish&PotentialCompetitors&PredatorsinMrineWatersofWA Aug78-Sept79.pdf
Evaluation of Existing Marine Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal.pdf
Marine Mammals of Northern Puget Sound & the Strait of Juan de Fuca Nov 1977-Oct 1978.pdf
Marine Resource Damage Assessment Report.pdf
Nearshore Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages 1977.pdf
Nearshore Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages 1980.pdf
Plankton of the Strait of Juan de Fuca 1976-1977.pdf
Pugent Sound Circulation--Final Report for FY 77-78.pdf
Recovery of Strait of Juan de Fuca Intertidal Habitat Following Experimental Contamination with Oil.pdf
Surface Drift Sheet Movements Observed in the Inner Strait of Juan de Fuca, Aug. 1978 (2).pdf
The Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal Benthos of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Spring 1976-Winter 1977.pdf
The Strait of Juan de Fuca Intertidal and Subtidal Benthos.pdf
(Microfische)Evaluation of Existing Marine Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal.pdf
(Microfische)Marine Bird Populations of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.pdf
(Microfische)The Strait of Juan de Fuca Intertidal and Subtidal.pdf


CWI comment letterDoE Sept 2020

10 Oct 2019 CWI Comment letter tto WDFW MDNS Cooke and JKT netpen proposal

13 Feb 2018 letter to legislators

18 January 2018 Tribal netpen letter to legislators

CWI comments on 2018 Washington state legislative bill 6086

NetPen Proposal, Central Strait of Juan De Fuca July 2017

CWI comments to Clallam County r.e. Cooke Aquaculture Net Pen proposal

2016  CWI comment letter:
finalcwicomments to proposedmorsecreeknetpenscorr.pdf

Link to Net Pen project details

Professor Larry Dill Net Pen Presentation:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Audio version only:

Elwha Nearshore and Other Workshop Proceedings PDF downloads
2015 Elwha Nearshore Consortium Proceedings
2013 Elwha Nearshore Consortium Proceedings
2011 Elwha Nearshore Consortium Workshop Proceedings
2011 Elwha Science Conference Proceedings


Nearshore articles featuring our nearshore work


Elwha coastal beaver articles
How coastal beaver are helping to restore salmon in Washington

As the Elwha river makes a comeback beaver return

The gnawing question of saltwater beavers

The New Yorker article on the restoring Elwha River

National Geographic feature on Elwha nearshore

KNKX Return to the Salish Sea: The Elwha nearshore

Elwha dam removals: A river (and nearshore) restored?

Restored expanse of beach near Elwha River shared with public

River Delta’s Rebirth Kitsap Sun
The Elwha Nearshore March 2016

Elwha River: Past and Current Journey of a River Released Outdoors Northwest August 2015

An Undammed River’s Sediment Brings New Life Downstream  KCTS March 2014

When Dams Come Down Salmon and Sand Can Prosper New York Times August 2015

Restoring the Elwha River  Al Jazeera December 2014

Studying the Impermenance of Bluffs 
Sequim Gazette June 2014


Place Community References

Place Community Meeting Slides and Questions Nov 2019




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