Proposed floodplain restoration reduces flood risk and restores salmon habitat

19 junio 2015

Salmon are severely impacted by the loss of floodplain habitats. In few places is this more pronounced than in Oregon’s Tillamook Bay, where nearly 90 percent of estuaries’ tidal wetlands have been lost to development — threatening the survival of federally-protected coho salmon and the safety of the local community. Now, biologists have come together to reduce flood risk, increase resiliency of the ecosystem, and restore salmon habitat in Tillamook Bay.