River project money at risk

County, Skokomish tribe cost-sharing project


The Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration Project money is at risk due to inaction by Mason County in acquiring the land necessary to complete the project.

The project was the topic of a special Mason County commissioners meeting June 2 over Zoom with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees.

According to the project website, the effort aims to restore 277 acres in the Skokomish River Basin that is habitat for chinook and chum salmon and a key food source for southern resident orca whales. The project will improve habitat for steelhead and bull trout and more than 100 wildlife species known...

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