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Comment Period Extended on Plan to Address Conservation of Marbled Murrelets in Washington

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will extend the public comment period regarding the Washington Department of Natural Resources' revised draft EIS and proposed Habitat Conservation Plan amendment for the long-term conservation strategy for the marbled murrelet. The comment period is extended through December 6, 2018.

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Federal Register Notice
Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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  • Salmon are dying, Puget Sound area residents can help

    Salmon exposed to toxic stormwater runoff can die in a matter of hours, and scientists are asking for Puget Sound area residents’ help in identifying affected streams to study the phenomenon. A new, interactive tool trains citizen scientists to identfy and report coho mortality. 

    Read the news release
    Visit the interactive Coho Urban Runoff Mortality Syndrome story map

The Hyporheic Zone

  • Video Reveals Little Known World of Riverbeds

    Not all that you see when you look at a river is above ground.  There is a hidden world that exists beneath the bottom, in the vast network of interconnected spaces between the pebbles that make up the streambed.  Scientists call this the hyporheic zone.  The hyporheic zone is a place where water flowing in the stream channel percolates down into the streambed, mixes with groundwater, and reemerges to join the surface water somewhere downstream.  The hyporheic zone is important because it helps to cool, filter, and cleanse the stream water, and also because strange, vital things are living there.

    Watch “The Secret Life of Rivers,” a short video introduction to the world of the hyporheic zone. 

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