Capitol Hill Housing Foundation
Promoting Stewardship of Wildlife Habitat in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Seattle (WA)
Engage at least 50 volunteers to support a habitat enhancement guide for a habitat corridor along 11th Avenue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Project will work to form a more resilient community around the corridor, linking approximately 60 acres of previously isolated greenspace with the goal of: 1) enhancing urban habitat for birds; 2) reducing hazards to birds; and 3) educating and engaging urban communities in conserving birds and their habitats.

Cascadia Conservation District
Increasing Adoption of Water Conservation Practices for Anadromous Salmonid (WA)
Accelerate the implementation of irrigation efficiency and other agricultural conservation practices by conducting outreach and technical assistance to private landowners in the Entiat, Lake Chelan, Stemilt-Squilchuck and Wenatchee watersheds. Project will bring 50 acres under improved management and implement 15 best management practice plans with private landowners to conserve 25 million gallons of water per year.

Chelan County Natural Resource Department
Restoring Streamflow for Salmon and Steelhead in the Wenatchee River Watershed (WA)
Improve instream flow in the Wenatchee River watershed, Washington, for federally listed salmon, steelhead and bull trout by providing on-farm technical assistance to facilitate the implementation of conservation practices. Project will provide outreach and technical assistance to develop water conservation plans and engineered designs, and implement best management practices to conserve nearly 100 million gallons of water per year.

Friends of the San Juans
Bolster Protection of Forage Fish Habitat to Increase Survival of Juvenile Chinook Salmon (WA)
Foster relationships with public and private landowners to prevent further loss of forage fish and juvenile Chinook salmon habitat from shoreline hardening in San Juan County, Washington. Project will engage landowners through site visits, feasibility studies and preliminary design to protect and restore vital rearing and feeding habitat for out-migrating Chinook salmon.

Long Live the Kings
Protecting Chinook and Steelhead Salmon from Harbor Seal Predation (WA)
Test an innovative seal deterrent technology, the GenusWave acoustic startle device in the Nisqually Estuary, Washington. Project will test the effectiveness of the acoustic startle device, reducing predation-related mortality of juvenile Chinook and providing a nonlethal option to address predation.

Midwater Trawlers Cooperative
Setting Course for Success: Improving Catch Handling and Electronic Monitoring Data Use (CA, OR, WA)
Improve electronic monitoring catch handling requirements to be more operationally efficient while still supporting catch accountability and expand data use for science in the West Coast groundfish fishery. Project will result in electronic monitoring data being used to benefit stock assessment and management and retain existing electronic monitoring users while addressing the concerns of prospective users.

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Fostering Stewardship to Improve Urban Wildlife Habitat in Seattle (WA)
Develop and implement a sustainable community engagement model to foster long term restoration of the City of Seattle’s Parks and Natural Areas. Project will improve urban native tree canopy and understory and improve habitat for the endangered Chinook salmon, while fostering connections with underrepresented communities.

Research Support for Management of Pollinator Species (multiple states)
Conduct research to identify priority areas for on-the-ground monarch management actions such as habitat restoration and enrichment as well as to inform regulatory review. Project will map these areas and highlight those that are most used by monarchs, recognizing that monarchs tend to migrate along riparian and wetland corridors.

Nisqually River Foundation
Recovering Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Through Riparian Restoration (WA)
Empower 1,300 local students to become stewards of natural resources, particularly steelhead and Chinook salmon, through riparian restoration projects, civic engagement and community science. Project will engage 750 students to share the results of water quality monitoring and stewardship actions including planting 4,500 trees and restoring 11 acres of riparian habitat while advancing local watershed conservation plans by convening diverse stakeholders.

Northwest Youth Corps
Lower Eld Inlet Conservation and Education (WA)
Restore up to 20 acres on the Lower Eld Inlet and the McLane Creek Estuary through invasive vegetation removal, native plant installation and mulching. Project will use trained citizens and volunteers to create a shoreline buffer to absorb storm surge and rising sea levels and enhance water quality and habitat for migratory and resident bird species, mammals, amphibians and Chinook salmon.

Ocean Wise Conservation Association
Reducing Disturbance of Southern Resident Killer Whales from Vessel Traffic (WA)
Reduce physical and acoustic disturbance of southern resident killer whales caused by vessel traffic in Washington State waters. Project will increase the use and functionality the WhaleReport Alert System in British Columbia and Washington State to enable voluntary measures to benefit killer whales.

Okanogan Conservation District
Partnering with Producers to Restore Instream Flow in the Methow and Okanogan River Basins (WA)
Produce high-resolution orthomosaic and thermal maps to plan irrigation efficiency improvements that benefit instream flow for anadromous salmon species in northcentral Washington. Project will improve irrigation management by implementing 25 best management practices plans to reduce water usage and improve instream flow conditions, conserving more than 6.6 million gallons of water per year.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Developing Standards for Early Indicators of Change in Killer Whale Health (WA)
Evaluate the feasibility of remotely assessing early indicators of change in Southern Resident killer whale health while in the Salish Sea. Project will enhance the early identification of declining or improving health of whales and understand relationships in body condition, fecundity and survivorship.

Pheasants Forever
Restoring Fire-Impacted Sagebrush and Forest Habitat in Big Game Migration Corridors (WA)
Improve winter range habitat quality and migration corridors for mule deer in eastern Washington by implementing conservation and restoration projects in the highest-priority Mule Deer Management Zone that will promote robust and sustainable populations of mule deer. Project will restore 1,450 acres of habitat burned in 2020, enhance 600 acres of public land and close roads to vehicle access, thereby enhancing winter range for mule deer in the area.

Portland Audubon
Improving Bird Safety in the Portland Metropolitan Area (OR, WA)
Reduce various detrimental urban impacts to birds in Oregon and Washington. Project will: 1) expand the Bird Safe/Dark Skies program; 2) educate architects and design professionals about bird-safe design; 3) coordinate with the City of Portland and Multnomah County to embed bird-friendly building standards into green building plans; 4) develop window demonstration projects; 5) organize public events; and 6) integrate bird-safe elements into habitat restoration projects.

Quileute Tribe
Lower Quillayute River Restoration (WA)
Implement restoration actions on the Quillayute River, through a combination of riverbank stabilization, construction of a boat launch serving the dual purposes of better access for tribal fishermen while reducing bank erosion and excavation of side channels with placement of woody material to provide off-channel habitat for salmonids and other fish species. Project will restore floodplain connectivity, improve habitat, address erosion and protect regionally vital infrastructure.

Engaging Puget Sound Developers to Increase Water Quality to Benefit Killer Whale Populations (WA)
Implement best management practices for stormwater runoff on 25 high priority development sites in the Puget Sound region. Project will expand the “Clean Water for Salmon, Clean Water for Killer Whales” campaign to reduce water quality impacts on the Puget Sound via strategic application of certification, developer incentives and other market-based tools.

San Juan County Public Works
Improving Recreational Boater Behavior and Compliance Around Southern Resident Killer Whales (WA)
Improve recreational boater regulatory compliance around Southern Resident killer whales in the Salish Sea. Project will expand the whale warning flag program to additional critical habitat areas and develop new and innovative outreach campaigns to increase awareness of regulations with targeted audiences known to have high non-compliance.

Skagit County Public Works
Restoring Habitat for Chinook Salmon in the South Fork of the Skagit River (WA)
Complete construction and restoration of 5 acres of off-channel pool habitat along the South Fork of the Skagit River in Washington. Project will create vital rearing habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon, ultimately increasing prey availability for Southern Resident killer whales. 

The Mule Deer Foundation
Increasing Cross-Jurisdictional Coordination in Sagebrush Habitat (multiple states)
Increase cross-jurisdictional coordination with state agencies and other partners to implement projects on big game migration corridors and in sage-grouse core habitats. Project will improve habitat through treating invasive species, conservation easements, mesic and wet meadow habitat restoration, removing or improving fencing and restoring 3,000 acres of shrubland habitat.

The Nature Conservancy
Restoring Habitat for Chinook Salmon in Port Susan Bay Estuary (WA)
Restore 35 acres of rearing habitat and monitor the effect of restored hydrologic connectivity on salmonids and marsh habitats at Port Susan Bay, Washington. Project will improve habitat connectivity, lower site salinity and vegetation growth in support of Chinook salmon, a vital food source for Southern Resident killer whales.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lite Electronic Monitoring Proof-of-Concept for the Washington Dungeness Crab Fishery
Evaluate the Archipelago Electronic Monitoring Lite system in the coastal Washington commercial Dungeness crab fishery which relies on state and tribal co-management of the resource. Project will engage 12 vessels to test whether this system can improve the precision, accuracy and timeliness of fishing effort and location data information by validating fishers’ logbook submissions and allowing the transition to electronic reporting in the fishery.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Testing Electronic Monitoring in Columbia River Fisheries (WA)
Test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring to improve and automate monitoring and in-season reporting of the lower Columbia River, Washington gillnet, tangle net and alternative gear fisheries necessary for determining fishery impacts on Endangered Species Act listed salmon stocks. Project will engage nine vessels in testing of electronic monitoring systems and enhance data available for management.

Whidbey Camano Land Trust
Conducting a Feasibility Study and Creating a Restoration Design for Livingston Bay (WA)
Determine the feasibility of estuary and wetland restoration, with the goal of acquiring and subsequently restoring critical habitat on approximately 292 acres of diked farmland in Livingston Bay on Camano Island in the Puget Sound of Washington State. Project will determine feasibility of restoring diked farmland to its former tidal estuary and wetland condition to increase available critical habitat and improve community resilience of this regionally identified critical nearshore habitat.