Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve
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Cherry Point Fish Trap

The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is a unique aquatic ecosystem located in the Strait of Georgia in northern Puget Sound—on the western shores of Whatcom County, Washington. 
In 2000, DNR recognized the need to protect the significant environmental resource of aquatic lands at Cherry Point and designated those state-owned lands not already under a lease agreement, as the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. To ensure long-term environmental protection, DNR and its partners established a 90-year-management plan for the area, outlining specific goals that will protect the health and unique aquatic environment within Cherry Point.

Cherry Point Management

Presentations To The Cherry Point Implementation Committee

January 29, 2013 Implementation Committee Meeting

Final Report on Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasi) Test Development and Validation -- with an Appendix on Herring Embryo Temperature Tolerance Comparisions between West Coast Stocks (Randall Marshall, Washington Department of Ecology 1/29/12). 

October 23, 2012 Implementation Committee Meeting

Mussel Watch Pilot Expansion Study: Toxic Contaminants in Nearshore biota. (4 MB) Jim West from the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) provided information on the expansion of the national program with the help of an EPA-funded grant.

June 12, 2012 Implementation Committee Meeting

Cherry Point Beach Walks. The purpose of Cherry Point Beach Walks is to perform qualitative and systematic inspections of key features along the Cherry Point shoreline. (Michael Kyte, 6/12/12) .

Hydrodynamics and Coastal Change along Pt. Whitehorn -- Cherry Point. The U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) uses various methods, including multibeam bathymetery, and LIDAR to map submerged habitats in Puget Sound. This work provides information regarding habitat types, sediment movement and long-term changes in nearshore sediment structure and dynamics. (Eric Grossman, USGS, 6/12/12).

Cherry Point Science, Monitoring, And Environmental Information

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