Organizations and Literature/Websites:


(Note: additional organizations working closely with the Suquamish Tribe’s Cowling Creek Center are listed on the Stewardship Partners page.)

Bainbridge Island Land Trust

Post Office Box 10144

221 Winslow Way West Ste 103

Bainbridge Island, WA  98110

Chums of Barker Creek

Daryhl Schruhl

8984 Nelson Rd. NW

Bremerton, WA  98311


Clear Creek Task Force

Post Office Box 1188

9641 Levin Road NW

Silverdale, WA  98383


Liberty Bay Foundation and Grant Solutions, Inc

Kathleen Byrne-Barrantes

1712 Lemolo Shore Drive NE

Poulsbo, WA  98370


Kitsap County Stream Team

Kitsap County Dept. of Community Development

614 Division Street

Port Orchard, WA  98366


Puget Sound Restoration Fund

590 Madison Avenue N. Bainbridge Island, WA  98110

Betsy Peabody


West Sound Watershed Council

Kitsap County Community Development

614 Division Street

Port Orchard, WA 98366

Kathy Peters


Washington Sea Grant Program

3716 Brooklyn Avenue NE

Post Office Box 35060

Seattle, WA  98105-6716

Washington State University Kitsap Extension &

Washington Sea Grant Beach Watchers Program

Peg Tillery:

Beach Watchers Program

WSU Kitsap Extension

345 Sixth Street, Suite 550

Bremerton, WA  98337-1874

Puget Sound Partnership

Olympia, WA
Literature/Web Sites

Nearshore/Estuarine/Marine Riparian Habitat:

Aitkin, J.K. 1998.  The Importance of Estuarine Habitats to Anadromous Salmonids of the Pacific Northwest:  A Literature Review.  Report prepared for the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Lacey, WA.

Best, P.N. 2004.  Bainbridge Island Nearshore Structure Inventory.  In T.W. Droscher and D.A. Fraser (eds).  Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference.  Puget Sound Action Team:  Olympia, WA.  Available at:

Borde, A.B., C. Judd, N.K. Sather and R.M. Thom. 2009. East Kitsap County Nearshore Habitat Assessment and Restoration Prioritization Framework.  PNWD-4053. Prepared by Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, WA, for Kitsap County, Department of Community Development, Port Orchard, WA.

Brennan, J.S. and H. Culverwell.  2004.  Marine Riparian:  An Assessment of Riparian Functions in Marine Ecosystems.  Published by Washington Sea Grant Program.  Copyright 2005, U.W. Board of Regents, Seattle, WA  34 pps.

Brennan, J.S., K.F. Higgins, J.R. Cordell, V.A. Stamatiou.  2004.  Juvenile Salmonid Composition, Timing, Distribution and Diet in Marine Nearshore Waters of Central Puget Sound in 2001-2002.  King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Seattle, WA.  164 pps.

Collins, B.D. and A.J. Sheikh. 2005.  Historical Reconstruction, Classification, and Change Analysis of Puget Sound Tidal Marshes.  Project Completion Report to:  Washington Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Resources Division, Olympia, WA.  98504-7027. University of Washington, Puget Sound River History Project, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA .

Cramer, M.C., K. Bates, D. Miller, K. Boyd, L. Fotherby, P. Skidmore, and T. Hoitsma.  2003.  Integrated Streambank Protection Guidelines.   Published by Washington State Aquatic Habitat Guidelines Program.

Dorn, P. and P.N.Best. 2005. Integration of Joint City of Bainbridge Island/Suquamish Tribal Beach Seining Results into Shoreline Management and Salmon Recovery Efforts in Kitsap County, Washington.  Available at: The Suquamish Tribe, Suquamish, WA.

Fresh, K., C. Simenstad, J. Brennan, N. Dethier, G. Felfenbaum, F. Goetz, M. Logsdon, D. Myers, T. Mumford, J. Newton, H. Shipman, and C. Tanner. 2004.  Guidance for Protection and Restoration of the Nearshore Ecosystems of Puget Sound.  Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2004-02.  Published by Washington Sea Grant Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Fresh, K.L., D.J. Small, H. Kim, C. Waldbillig, M. Mizell, M. Carr.  2004.  Juvenile Salmon Use of Sinclair Inlet, Washington in 2001 and 2002.  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Technical Report.  Olympia, WA. 109 pps.

Gerstel, W.J. and J.F. Brown 2006.  Alternative Shoreline Stabilization Evaluation Project Final Report.  Prepared for Puget Sound Action Team.  Olympia, WA.

Haring, Donald.  2000.  Salmonid Habitat Limiting Factors:  Water Resource Inventory Area 15 (East) Final Report.  Washington State Conservation Commission.  364 pps.

May, C.W., and G. Peterson.  2003.  Kitsap Salmonid Refugia Report.  Prepared for Kitsap County.  Port Orchard, WA.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest.  2010.  Sinclair Inlet Enhancement Opportunities (AQUASCAPE II).  Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, WA.

Rice, C.A. 2006.  Effects of Shoreline Modification on a Northern Puget Sound Beach:  Microclimate and Embryo Mortality in Surf Smelt (Hypomesus pretiosus).  Estuaries and Coasts 29 (1): 63-71.

Saldi-Caromile, K., K. Bates, P. Skidmore, J. Barenti, and D. Pineo.  2004.   Stream Habitat Restoration Guidelines:  Final Draft.  Co-published by the Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Ecology and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Olympia, WA.

Scheuerell, MD, R Hlborn, MH Ruckelshaus, KK Bartz, KM Lagueux, AD , K Rawson. 2006.  The Shiraz model:  a tool for incorporating anthropogenic effects and fish-habitat relationships in conservation planning.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:1596-1607.

Simenstad, C.A., C.D. Tanner, R.M. Thom, and L. Conquest.  1991.  Estuarine Habitat Assessment Protocol, EPA 910/9-91-037, Puget Sound Estuary Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Seattle, WA.  104 pps.

Simenstad, C.A., M. Logstdon, K. Fresh, H. Shipman, M. Dethier, and J. Newton. 2006.  Conceptual Model for Assessing Restoration of Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystems.  Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2006-03.  Published by Washington Sea Grant Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Small, D.J., R. Bazzell, T. Livesey, J. Pavy, T. Snyder and C. Waldbillig, 2007.  Monitoring Shoreline Habitat Restoration Sites for Forage Fish use in Sinclair and Dyes inelt, Washington.  Poster, Georgia Basin – Puget Sound Research Conference,

March 26 – 30, 2007.  Vancouver, Canada.

Suquamish Tribe.  2003. Dyes Inlet Estuary Study:  Chico, Clear and Barker Estuaries.   Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Seattle, WA.  123 pps.

Williams, G.D., R.M. Thom, M.C. Miller, D.L. Woodruff, N.R. Evans, and P.N. Best.  2003.  Bainbridge Island Nearshore Assessment:  Summary of Best Available Science.  PNWD-3233.  Prepared for the City of Bainbridge Island:  Bainbridge Island, WA; by Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, WA.  Available at

Williams, G.D., R.M. Thom, and N.R. Evans.  2004.  Bainbridge Island Nearshore Habitat Characterization and Assessment, Management Strategy Prioritization, and Monitoring Recommendations.  PNWD-3391.  Prepared for the City of Bainbridge Island:  Bainbridge Island, WA.  By Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, WA.  Available at

Pacific Salmon Reference Books

E. Eric Knudsen and J. Hal Michael, Jr., eds.  2009.  Pacific Salmon Environmental Life History Models:  Advancing Science for Sustainable Salmon in the Future.  American Fisheries Society.  484 pps.

Hilborn, R., M. Mangel. 1997.  The Ecological Detective: Confronting Models With Data.  Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J. 315 pps.

Lackey, R., D. H. Lach, and S. L. Duncan, editors.  2006.  Salmon 2100:  The Future of Wild Pacific Salmon.  American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Lombard, J. 2006.  Saving Puget Sound:  A Conservation Strategy for the 21st Century.

American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Stouder, D.J., P.A. Bisson, R..Naiman, editors.  1997.  Pacific Salmon and Their Ecosystems:  Status and Future Options.  Chapman & Hall, New York.

Habitat Assessments, Protection and Restoration Resources:

Fish Passage Barriers

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Available under Habitat:


•    Fish Passage Barrier and Surface Water Diversion Screening Assessment and Prioritization Manual

•    Design of Road Culverts for Fish Passage ( Bates, K.M., R.J. Barnard, B. Heiner, J.P. Klavas, and P.D. Powers.  2003)

Water-typing and mapping of fish presence and habitat characteristics

Shoreline Management and Marine Resource websites


Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project

Slope Stabilization & Erosion Control Using Vegetation:  A Manual of Practice for Coastal Bluff Property Owners

Endangered Species Act (ESA) Websites:

NOAA – National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Regional Office (Puget Sound Salmon & Steelhead Recovery- technical guidance, plans, reports)

Shared Strategy for Puget Sound

Greater Georgia Basin Steelhead Recovery Plan

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

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