Puget Sound Partnership credits will fund nearshore conservation

Photo of herring swimming through eelgrass. Photo credit: Florian Graner. The Partnership Nearshore Credits program provides options for projects in nearshore habitat to move forward, while also protecting the habitat from further losses. It does this by offsetting impacts to nearshore habitat with an equivalent amount of habitat improvement elsewhere.
Photo of Puget Sound nearshore. Photo credit: Bernt Rostad.
Photo of Little Fish Trap Estuary. Photo credit: South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group.
Permitted nearshore work will be offset with conservation projects in the same service area. Graphic from Beechie et al.,(2017). “Monitoring Salmon Habitat Status and Trends in Puget Sound: Development of Sample Designs, Monitoring Metrics, and Sampling Protocols for Large River, Floodplain, Delta, and Nearshore Environments.”
Photo of creosote-treated pilings. Photo credit: Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Photo of creosote-treated pilings near Tacoma. Photo credit: Puget Sound Partnership.
Photo of Puget Sound nearshore. Photo credit: Puget Sound Partnership.

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