Our goal is to reverse declines in canopy kelp forests in Puget Sound and develop viable solutions to recover the essential habitat they provide.

Where has the kelp canopy gone in Puget Sound?

Major declines in floating kelp abundance are being documented throughout Puget Sound.  Kelp forests are a valuable coastal habitat in temperate areas throughout the world.  In Washington State, the bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana, and the giant kelp, Macrocystis spp., form extensive forests in shallow, rocky habitats.  Because of their fast growth rates and large sizes, these kelps are thought to contribute greatly to the productivity of coastal marine ecosystems and as forage and refuge habitat for a diversity of marine life.

CONTACT     Brian Allen, Bull Kelp Program Director | brian@restorationfund.org