Crab and Salmon Habitat Enhancement in Grays Harbor Estuary, Washington

by Bert Brun, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


A description of mitigation for crab losses and reduced salmonid habitat, expected to occur during construction of the Grays Harbor, Washington, Navigation Improvement Project, is presented. The Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with state and federal resource agencies and the University of Washington, began to implement innovative mitigation techniques including placement of oyster shell, for crabs, and construction of a new coastal slough, for salmonids. Progress to date is discussed.

Subject Headings: Washington | United States | Seattle

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