Feeder bluffs are a defining component of our Salish Sea. CWI has been working for decades to understand, protect, and restore these beautiful foundations of our region.
0 Post Views: 16 By Breyanna Waldsmith, Coastal Watershed Institute Beavers are well known “ecosystem engineers”, meaning they alter their environment disproportionately to other organisms. These ecosystem modifications include the building […]
0 Post Views: 93 UPDATE: Ecosystem evolution along the Twin Rivers nearshore published: Restoration of Coastal Beach Forming Ecosystem Processes through Shoreline Armoring Removal of a Former Mine Site Increases […]
By Caroline Walls, biologist Coastal Watershed Institute. For the first time in well over a decade, the California market squid, Loligo opalescens, has been spotted in our waters.
0 Post Views: 59 Over 100 years ago, before the Elwha River dams were built, the Beach Lake area of the Elwha shoreline along the Strait of Juan de Fuca […]
0 Post Views: 13 Following complete removal of the last dam from the Elwha River it appears that the nearshore food webs have begun to repair themselves. During a recent […]
0 Post Views: 16 The views are as magical as they are temporary atop the Dungeness Bluffs-which form the backbone of Dungeness Spit. Dungeness Bluffs, Spit, and Bay are fragile, […]
0 Post Views: 18 The Elwha drift cell extends from Freshwater Bay to the end of Ediz Hook. Beaches along the Elwha drift cell have been starved of sediment for […]
0 Post Views: 17 On Tuesday, 12 August 2014, Jamie Michel, CWI nearshore biologist and Kathryn Neal, City of Port Angeles, updated NOAA, DFW, and DNR management on key priorities […]
0 Post Views: 14 On July 28, 2014, the Coastal Watershed Institute team was joined in our Elwha nearshore surf smelt sampling by the National Geographic Young Explorers! Carol Holman, Dave […]