Big Quilcene

Quilcene Estuarine Wetlands Restoration – Schinke Property

This project involved reclaiming thirty eight acres of coastal wetlands habitat to proper functioning conditions. These goals were accomplished by permanently relocating livestock and removing 3,000 feet of saltwater levee, which reestablished a tidal channel network and reconnected habitat to adjacent wetland plant communities. Additionally, nearly 3000 tires were removed from the property next to the dike. The restored area and an adjacent twelve acres of wetlands will be conserved in perpetuity using a conservation easement. This project was completed in the late summer of 2008.