Pilchuck Audubon Society is pleased to announced our May Program Meeting special guests, Kurt Nelson, Environmental Division Manager for the Tulalip Tribes, who will be presenting “The Qwuloolt Restoration Project: Implementation and Initial Recovery.”
The meeting is free and open to the public, and will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Everett Firefighter’s Hall, 2411 Hewitt Avenue.
Kurt will update folks on the Qwuloolt Restoration Project, which is located in the Snohomish River Basin, and is the second largest watershed in Puget Sound. The restoration project was completed in August 2015, reconnecting previously disconnected floodplain with tidal processes. The project area has begun to deliver multiple ecosystem benefits including salmon access to 354 acres of developing estuarine wetlands and improving access to 16 miles of upstream rearing and spawning habitat.
Kurt Nelson has a B.S. in Fisheries from the University of Minnesota and M.S. in Wildlife Hydrology from the University of Washington. He has authored or co-authored many publications regarding salmon and habitat.