Peninsula salmon projects get $4.5 million – PDN

Lots of good projects that are going to give jobs to folks here on the Peninsula, and help restore salmon habitat. The work is far from being completed, but it’s good to see these projects and land purchases get funded. Tying this together with the work described by Earth Economics over the weekend on this site, it’s worth it to note that there is value in these ecosystem renewal projects. Slowing the rivers by putting in log jams, for example, do not just provide scientifically proven habitat for salmon (especially young salmon migrating downstream), but they also aide in flood protection among other benefits. Flood plain protection is a value that lowers the cost to repairing damage from floods over multiple decades.

The state has awarded $4.5 million in grants for new salmon restoration projects on the North Olympic Peninsula. ….

Rob Ollikainen reports.

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$3.7M in NOAA fish-habitat grants awarded to 3 NW states – Seattle Times

he National Marine Fisheries Service announced $3.7 million in grants Tuesday for fish-habitat restoration in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The largest grant, $1.4 million, goes for three projects to restore nearly 500 acres of flood-plain habitat on Puget Sound. An additional $1 million with Snohomish County will help restore nearly 330 acres of wetland in the Snohomish River estuary.

Restoration Grants Coordinator Job for Nooksack Tribe

Job Title: Restoration Grants Coordinator

Department: Natural Resources

Reports To: Habitat Program Manager

Type: Full Time

Position Opens: 2-22-12 Position Closes: 3-7-12


This position is responsible for managing the diverse array of grants that support the Tribe’s watershed restoration program. Job duties include: (1) grant proposal writing; (2) grant management, including budget oversight, project management and reporting; (3) preparation of permit applications and working with permitting agencies to secure permits, and (4) preparing and overseeing contracts. This position will work in partnership with the Department’s Watershed Restoration Coordinators to ensure successful and timely implementation of restoration projects.


See job description link below.

For the full job description, including education and experience requirements, please visit

To apply: Obtain an employment application at Mail application, and resume to 5016 Deming Road, Deming, WA 98244 or fax to 360-592- 2125. Application materials must be received in Human Resources no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date to be considered for this position.

USFWS Grant proposals now open for 2013

The USFWS and state agency partners will be soliciting proposals for the 2013 Coastal Wetland Conservation Grants. This is a nationally competitive grant program that funds wetland protection and restoration projects across the country.  More details can be found on the website below.  You can also see their list of recent awards which includes 6 projects in Puget Sound.

Washington Sea Grant 2011 Request for Proposals

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) requests proposals for one- to two-year research projects from investigators at academic and research institutions throughout the state of Washington. Approximately $2.4 million will be available over the next funding cycle (February 1, 2012 – January 31, 2014) to support an estimated 10-15 projects that are selected on an open, competitive, peer-reviewed basis. Proposed projects must align with the WSG strategic plan and a minimum of six projects will be funded from those that focus on the WSG critical program area of changing oceans and coastal communities.

All investigators must use eSeaGrant, the WSG online proposal submission system.

Preliminary Proposal Deadline: 5:00 p.m., March 7, 2011
Full Proposal Deadline: 5:00 p.m., May 23, 2011
The full 2011 Request for Proposals document, and other funding opportunities, are available from the WSG homepage:

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