Revive, Construct or Restore

Whatever your word, NSEA aims to make it easier for Pacific Salmon and alll salmonids to migrate, breathe, rest, reproduce, incubate, eat, grow up and - in a simple phrase - live well. The projects featured below were selected to demonstrate a diverse range of what NSEA tackles in any given year. 


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Tributary of Squalicum Cr. Culvert Replacement

Dave Barker, Restoration Technician, shows about how full his crew will fill this 8 foot culvert with gravel after it replaces a 12 inch cousin that acts as a complete impediment to salmon trying to swim upstream. This project, taking place on a private blueberry farm, is in progress as of September 2015.   



Deer creek fish passage - 2.1 mi. of habitat opened! 

Completed in the late summer of 2014, the Hawley Deer Creek Fish Passage Project removed a partial barrier to migrating salmon by spanning the creek with a new bridge.  The result is the opening of 2.1 miles of spawning and rearing habitat for salmon. 


terrell Creek in-stream transformation

Terrel Creek is a high priority for NSEA and other partners motivated to transform watershed health. Our work in the watershed began in 2001. In the 2014 project above, NSEA added:

  • gravel so that returning salmon had an area to build a redd (nest) and spawn. 
  • trees and root wads to create areas in the creek where adult or juvenile salmon can rest (especially during times when there are heavy rains).