PSRF works throughout the Puget Sound. Click on the points on the map below to learn more about each specific project:
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PSRF pursues a diverse portfolio of projects located throughout Puget Sound. As a project-based, results-oriented organization we look for opportunities in every community to restore real resources that people can see, use and enjoy. PSRF maintains a tight focus on identifying priority projects, mobilizing resources from diverse sources and getting projects done. Much of the satisfaction from this on-the-ground work comes from interesting collaborations with tideland owners, scientists, tribes, businesses, governments and community organizations.
We participated, with the Pacific Shellfish Institute, in a triple bottom line assessment looking at the costs and benefits of shellfish production and restoration in Puget Sound. The objectives of the project were three-fold:
- Identify and quantify the environmental costs and benefits of commercial shellfish harvest strategies and shellfish restoration in Washington State, and quantify these costs and benefits in economic terms where possible.
- Inform and educate local, regional and federal policy makers, industry representatives, tribal members, and other stakeholders of the outcome of this research and make recommendations to regulators and managers as to how best use this information in decision making to enhance economic and environmentally sustainable shellfish production and restoration.
- Provide a framework for other geographic locales to evaluate the environmental benefits and costs of their aquaculture and shellfish based economies.
- Literature Review
- Economic Concepts and Methods behind Valuation
- Economic Impacts
- Oakland Bay Case Study
- Liberty Bay Case Study
- Drayton Harbor Case Study
- Comparisons of Water Quality Benefits
- Stakeholder Input
- Qualitative Discussion of Benefits and Costs
- Helped restore 240 acres in Henderson Inlet to Approved shellfish harvesting
- Enhanced 4.5 acres of native oyster habitat
- Developed genetic protocols to produce restoration-grade native shellfish seed
- Hit the ground running with PSRF's third community shellfish farm
- Provided free mobile pump-out service in Port Madison to reduce waste from boating activities
- Hosted tideland tours for hundreds of people to support marine resource recovery
- Hosted the 3rd West Coast Native Oyster Restoration Workshop
- Completed a pilot kelp recovery project to test collection and transplant techniques
- Completed Year 2 of ocean acidification monitoring in Totten Inlet and Dabob Bay
- Continued to drive abalone recovery by rearing abalone slated for outplant in 2011