to restore 1300 acres recognized for collaboration, aquatic stewardship
The Department of
State Lands was among 13 federal, state, local and private organizations that
were recently recognized by the U.S. Forest Service for restoring the Salmon River
Estuary near Lincoln City.
Collaborative/Integrated Aquatic Stewardship Award honored the partner agencies
tidal influence to 130 acres, and restoring more than 2.5 miles of stream
channel and floodplain since 2006. Over 40 years, the project decommissioned
and removed an aging theme park and a trailer park; and removed over two miles
of dikes and ten tide gates, ditches and invasive species. The work will
benefit endangered coho salmon, as well as Chinook salmon, steelhead, coastal
cutthroat trout, waterfowl and elk habitat.