All provide critical habitat for the fish that are drivers for the dam removal project including Chinook, coho, chum, steelhead, bull trout, cutthroat, herring and eulachon (Shaffer et al 2008; Ward et al 2008). They simply can’t live without a functioning nearshore.
nearshore. As a result, much of the Elwha nearshore is a hostile lunar landscape because of the sediment starved beach topography and wave energy-a far cry from what it should look
and Ritchie 2013) -literally before our eyes. And what are the fish doing?