The Moon Valley property acquisition is a large and crucial step in restoring the Big Quilcene River. Concerned about the conditions of the river and diminishing salmon returns, the long-time property owners contacted HCSEG so that we could work together to restore this critical salmon habitat. The property will be cleared and excavated to allow the river to reclaim its natural flow and reduce sediment accumulation, and plans are being developed for adding large woody debris to encourage healthy salmon habitat. Once habitat restoration efforts are completed this area will be open to the public for recreation.