Institute for Applied Ecology featured in USFWS estuary restoration video


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently released a video highlighting the ongoing restoration of the Coquille River Estuary. This 400-acre project in the Bandon National Wildlife Refuge worked with the Coquille Indian Tribe, Ducks Unlimited, Oregon Fish and Wildlife and of course, the USFWS to restore 5 miles of tidal channel habitat, reconnecting the Pacific Ocean to long diked-off habitat for shorebirds and anadromous fishes (think Salmon). The Institute for Applied Ecology, who also played a role in the project, has a brief write-up, while the USFWS has posted a nice video on their official Youtube channel.


If you're headed along the Oregon Coast, check out the Refuge and this project.