Recover species and habitats that are imperiled or diminished.
Project-based and results-oriented, PSRF looks for opportunities in every community to restore real resources that people can see, use and enjoy.
Our two signature areas:
Re-forge our connection to these resources to build lasting support for Puget Sound.
PSRF pursues a diverse portfolio of projects in our 6 priority programs in Puget Sound.
Restore persistent native oyster beds to recover habitat complexity, filtration, and provide refuge and forage for a diverse community of organisms.
Dedicated research and restoration of native marine species in the Kenneth K. Chew Center of Shellfish Research and Restoration facility, that PSRF and NOAA operate at NOAA’s Manchester Station.
Raise and outplant hatchery-reared abalone using state-of-the-art techniques to recover a vanishing species and maintain the health of rocky reef habitat.
Investigate the power of kelp to improve local seawater conditions and improve habitat conditions for sensitive species currently stressed from increasing acidification in Puget Sound and Hood Canal.
Bull Kelp Restoration
Recover canopy kelp forests in Puget Sound, a once-abundant habitat form in the nearshore that supports estuary productivity and a diverse community of organisms.
Community Shellfish Farms
Operate Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm to restore and maintain clean water, and re-forge connections between local communities and healthy resources.