Conservation, Research and Education Opportunities International

Archive for 2019

Recovery of a tidal salt marsh on the Kitsap Peninsula

Stillwaters Environmental Center
Since 2005, Stillwaters Environmental Center near Kingston, WA has been documenting ecological conditions in the 30+ acre Carpenter Creek estuary and salt marsh. With the recent replacement of a second undersized culvert with a bridge, natural tidal flow has been reestablished in the marsh. Our monitoring and research program addresses the complexities of Read more

Investigating the impacts of a native mammal predator on key native and invasive species in marine and estuarine ecosystems of Northwest Washington

Makah Tribe
This project seeks to understand the potential role of river otter (Lontra canadensis) in bio-mitigation of a recent infestation of the invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) in Makah estuaries, as well as their consumption of important fish and shellfish species, such as salmonids and Dungeness crabs (Metacarcinus magister). The Makah Tribe became aware Read more