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Marsh habitat along the Lower Duwamish River

Pollution Settlement Finalized to Benefit Fish and Wildlife on the Lower Duwamish River

Conceptual model of Pacific herring egg/larvae oil exposure and injury in shallow shoreline spawning habitat.

New Publication on Potential Population-Level Impacts of Oil Spills on Pacific Herring

A newly reopened section of wetland on Clear Creek provides spawning and habitat for Chinook salmon.

Road Removal Project Reconnects Wetlands and Benefits Salmon

This image is taken from an airborne drone. You can see upstream on the left. In the foreground you can see the breach in the levee where river water is pouring into the site. Heavy equipment is parked on either side of the breach.

Tidal Flow Restored to 353 Acres at Blue Heron Slough in Western Washington State

Juvenile Chinook salmon. Image: USFWS

30 Years of West Coast Salmon Restoration: By the Numbers

Creosote-treated pilings, pictured here, were removed from the site of the Southwest Yard Habitat Project. (photo: Marla Steinhoff, NOAA)

Lower Duwamish River Southwest Yard Habitat Project Begins, Will Provide Almost 3 Acres of Fish and Wildlife Habitat

View from a small creek mouth out to Western Port Angeles Harbor -- a commercial ship is in the harbor.

$9.3 million Will Help Restore Washington’s Western Port Angeles Harbor

An industrial barn and pier on the banks of the Lower Duwamish River, with restored tidal habitat in the foreground. Image: Floyd Snider

Settlement Valued at $48 Million To Restore Natural Resources in the Lower Duwamish River

Juvenile Chinook salmon. Image: USGS

Settlement Valued at $3.9 Million Will Restore Salmon Habitat, Other Resources in the Lower Duwamish River

Aerial view of a culvert replacement on Crooked Creek on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Restoring Rivers to Reverse Impacts from Pollution

An aerial view of an industrial facility on the coast of Western Port Angeles Harbor.

Proposed Settlement and Restoration Plan for Western Port Angeles Harbor Open for Public Comment

Aerial image of a rendering of what the Linnton Mill project site will look like after restoration.

Innovative Restoration Bank Projects Will Help Portland Harbor Recover from Pollution

"Some of the thousands of pilings, and other structures proposed to be removed at the Vigor Facility site. Image: Floyd|Snider"

$48 Million Proposed for Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects in Lower Duwamish River

Lower Duwamish River bank where the Bluefield Holding's restoration site is located. Image: USFWS

Lower Duwamish River Consent Decree and Draft Restoration Plan Released for Public Comment

View of Lower Duwamish River aquatic and riparian habitat. Image: Boeing

NOAA and Trustee Partners Continue Work with Boeing, Restoring the Lower Duwamish River

View of a ship entering Portland Harbor from a hill.

Portland Harbor Trustees Propose Innovative Restoration Banks to Help Resources Recover from Pollution

A barge floats next to an oil boom protecting waters and shoreline from spreading oil.

Final Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan Released for the Tug Powhatan Oil Spill in Alaska

The barge Salvation, the KP-2 deck barge, and two tugs tied up at Samson’s dock. The Alaskan Salvor located inside the containment boom around the tug Powhatan. (Photo provided by Samson Tug & Barge; June 4, 2017)

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Restoration Plan for Oil Spill in Sitka, Alaska

A boat navigates the Lower Duwamish River with industrial development on both sides of the river's banks.

NOAA and Trustees seeking comment on Lower Duwamish Natural Resources Injury Assessment Plan

Sarah Allen assesses injuries to natural resources from her post in Alaska.

Meet Toxicologist Sarah Allan from Alaska

Measuring a young Chinook salmon, part of the ongoing natural resources damage assessment at the Portland Harbor site. (NOAA photo)

NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Addendum to Natural Resource Assessment Plan for Portland Harbor

Caption: (l - r) Rebecca Hoff, Jason Lehto, Laurel Jennings, Debra Salstrom, Tom Elliott, and Dr. David Pyke (NOAA Photo)

Understanding Habitat Recovery Time for Restoration Planning in Washington State

(l - r ) Megan Callahan Grant, Restoration Center, NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation (Portland), Bill Duggan, Robinwood Riverie Homeowners Association, Nicole LeBoeuf, NOAA National Ocean Service,  Gary Howard, Columbia Restoration Group, and Bobby Proutt, Falling Springs. NOAA photo.

Fish and Wildlife Gain Critical Habitat Near Portland Harbor

(l - r) RDML Tim Gallaudet, assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere; Kurt Nelson, fish and water resources scientist, the Tulalip Tribes; Rebecca Hoff, NOAA environmental scientist and regional resource coordinator; Jennifer Steger, NOAA Restoration Center, regional supervisor. NOAA photo.

Washington Project Showcased to New NOAA Leader: Restoration Benefits Fish, Wildlife, and Local Communities

$4 million Settlement Reached to Help NOAA Restore Port Gardner and Snohomish River Habitat

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