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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Elwha Restoration Docs

Public Law

Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act (Public Law 102-495), (PDF) January 3, 1992

 
Environmental Impact Statements

Record of Decision on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Implementation (PDF), November 2005

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Implementation (PDF), July 2005

Notice of Intent to Prepare an SEIS on Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Implementation, (link to EPA website) September 2002

Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Implementation (PDF), November 1996

Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration (PDF), June 1995

 

Reports

Elwha River Bull Trout Protection and Restoration Plan. Crain, P. and S. Brenkman. Olympic National Park. (PDF) December 2010.

Elwha River Fish Management Plan (NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NWFSC-90, developed pursuant to the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, Public Law 102-495) (PDF) April 2008.

The Importance of Marine-Derived Nutrients For Ecosystem Health and Productive Fisheries. (html doc) June 2000.

Revegetation and Restoration Plan for Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell. Chenoweth, J., S.A. Acker and M.L. McHenry. Olympic National Park and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. (PDF) March 2011.

2010 Survey Report for Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell. Bountry, J., R. Ferrari, K. Wille and T. Randle. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center. (PDF)

Report on Technical Workshop on Nearshore Restoration in the Central Strait of Juan de Fuca (link to Clallam County Marine Resources Network website) June 2004.

Elwha River Restoration Project: Economic Analysis Final Technical Report, (PDF) February 1995.

 

Northwest Science Special Issue, 2008, Vol. 82
Dam Removal and Ecosystem Restoration in the Elwha River Watershed, Washington

Foreword by Robert Elofson, Elwha River Restoration Director for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (PDF)

J.J. Duda, J.E. Freilich, and E.G. Schreiner. 2008. Baseline Studies in the Elwha River Ecosystem Prior to Dam Removal: Introduction to the Special Issue. (PDF)

B.D. Winter, and P. Crain. 2008. Making the Case for Ecosystem Restoration by Dam Removal in the Elwha River, Washington. (PDF)

M.L. McHenry, and G.R. Pess. 2008. An Overview of Monitoring Options for Assessing the Response of Salmonids and Their Aquatic Ecosystems in the Elwha River Following Dam Removal. (PDF)

J.A. Shaffer, P. Crain, B.D. Winter, M.L. McHenry, C. Lear and T.J. Randle. 2008. Nearshore Restoration of the Elwha River Through Removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams: An Overview. (PDF)

A. Woodward, E.G. Schreiner, P. Crain, S.J. Brenkman, P.J. Happe, S.A. Acker, and C. Hawkins Hoffman. 2008. Conceptual Models for Research and Monitoring of Elwha Dam Removal-Management Perspective. (PDF)

G.R. Pess, M.L. McHenry, T.J. Beechie, and J. Davies. 2008. Biological Impacts of the Elwha River Dams and Potential Salmonid Responses to Dam Removal. (PDF)

S.J. Brenkman, G.R. Pess, C.E. Torgerson, K.K. Kloehn, J.J. Duda, and S.C. Corbett. 2008. Predicting Recolonization Patterns and Interactions Between Potamodromous and Anadromous Salmonids in Response to Dam Removal in the Elwha River, Washington State, USA. (PDF)

P.J. Connolly and S.J. Brenkman. 2008. Fish Assemblage, Density and Growth in Lateral habitats within Natural and Regulated Sections of Washington's Elwha River Prior to Dam Removal. (PDF)

B.J. Burke, K.E. Frick, R.E. Moses, and M.L. McHenry. 2008. Movements by Adult Coho Salmon in the Lower Elwha River, Washington. (PDF)

G.A. Winans, M.L. McHenry, J. Baker, A. Elz, A. Goodbla, E. Iwamoto, D. Kuligowski, K.M. Miller, M.P. Small, P. Spruell, and D. Van Doornik. 2008. Genetic Inventory of Anadromous Pacific Salmonids of the Elwha River Prior to Dam Removal. (PDF)

S.J. Brenkman, S. L. Mumford, M. House, and C. Patterson. 2008. Establishing Baseline Information on the Geographic Distribution of Fish Pathogens Endemic in Pacific Salmonids Prior to Dam Removal and Subsequent Recolonization by Anadromous Fish in the Elwha River, Washington. (PDF)

J.A. Warrick, G.R. Cochrane, Y. Sagy, and G. Gelfenbaum. 2008. Nearshore Substrate and Morphology Offshore of the Elwha River. (PDF)

K.A. Sager-Fradkin, K.J. Jenkins, P.J. Happe, J.J. Beecham, R.G. Wright, and R.A. Hoffman. 2008. Space and Habitat Use by Black Bears in the Elwha Valley Prior to Dam Removal. (PDF)

S.A. Morley, J.J. Duda, H.J. Coe, K.K. Kloehn, and M.L. McHenry. 2008. Benthic Invertebrates and Periphyton in the Elwha River Basin: Current Conditions and Predicted Response to Dam Removal. (PDF)

R.L. Brown, and J. Chenoweth. 2008. The Effect of Glines Canyon Dam on Hydrochorous Seed Dispersal in the Elwha River. (PDF)

S.A. Acker, T.J. Beechie, and P.B. Shafroth. 2008. Effects of a Natural Dam-Break Flood on Geomorphology and Vegetation on the Elwha River, Washington, U.S.A. (PDF)

K.K. Kloehn, T.J. Beechie, S.A. Morley, H.J. Coe, and J.J. Duda. 2008. Influence of Dams on River-Floodplain Dynamics in the Elwha River, Washington. (PDF)

E.K. Mussman, D. Zabowski, and S. A. Acker. 2008. Predicting Secondary Reservoir Sediment Erosion and Stabilization Following Dam Removal. (PDF)

 

Did You Know?

star-shaped purple flowers growing in a crack of a rock

That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.