Pierce Island Restoration

This project completes a feasibility study to evaluate different restoration actionson the 136-acre island.  The site is located at Columbia River Mile 142 adjacent to the Pierce National Wildlife Refuge.  The island, currently held in conservation, contains important rearing, refugia, and potential chum spawning habitats for Columbia Basin salmonids, and is inundated seasonally during the spring freshet.  The island’s native vegetation includes a Washington State listed endangered species which is threatened by invasive vegetation.  The project will improve and/or establish suitable spawning and rearing habitat for salmonids; approximately eight acres have potential for this purpose.  In addition, techniques for invasive plant control and maintaining native plant species are being considered.

Restoration Project Type: 
Restoration Categories: 
Land acquisition status: 
Restoration actions status: 
Tidal re-connection: 
Primary Contractor: 
Year(s): 
2013 to 2014
Status: 
In Progress
Location
State: 
WA
Base Monitoriing: 
Yes
Impact
Potential acres protected: 
0
Total acres protected: 
0
Potential acres restored: 
8
Potential miles protected: 
0
Total miles protected: 
0
Potential miles restored: 
1
Funding: 
Funding year: 
2013 to 2014