Aquatic Reserve Program

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Aquatic Reserve Program

  1. 1. Nisqually Reach Aquatic Reserve Community in ActionDaniel HullNRNC4949 D’Milluhr Dr NEOlympia, WA 98516Executive DirectorContact:nrnc@nisquallyestuary.orgwww.nisquallyestuary.org
  2. 2. Values associated with a HealthyPuget Sound are essential for Puget Soundsocial and economic well being ofthis and future generations.
  3. 3. Puget Sound in Distress
  4. 4. What can we do?!
  5. 5. Biometric Sonar !Side Scan Sonar!
  6. 6. LiDAR Scan of Delta! USGS E. Grossman !
  7. 7. Restoration and future partnerships! USGS E. Grossman !
  8. 8. Restoration and future partnerships! USGS E. Grossman !
  9. 9. High Resolution Bathymetric Scan in 2001!
  10. 10. Significant Habitats Unmapped!
  11. 11. Research Dives for data!
  12. 12. What will it do!  Water-dependent uses, public use & access, sustainable use of natural resources, environmental protection Jacobs Point 80 acres and 1 mile of shore line !
  13. 13. Average mean density of all marine bird species! from winters 1993 - 2006, 2008 - 2009.!Species breakdown as follows: dabbling ducks and geese (33%); diving/sea ducks (31%); gulls (12%); shorebirds (13%); grebes and loons (4%); alcids (2%); and cormorants (2%) Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife PSAMP, 2009
  14. 14. Nisqually Reach Aquatic Reserve! Action Agenda identifies this area as an important conservation target
  15. 15. Aquatic Reserve how do we manageConservation Targets DNR land management activities Community imput
  16. 16. Local Opportunity You can help the Nature Center accomplish its mission by becoming a member or volunteering.For more information about NRNC and the Aquatic Reserve Program, go ! to www.nisquallyestuary.org or ! Phone 360-459-0387 ! Email : nrnc@nisquallyestuary.org !

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