Clover Island Ecosystem Restoration | Columbia River
Restoration | Stream, Fisheries and Habitat << Return to Projects
Client: CORP of Engineers | Walla Walla District
Location: Clover Island Park, Washington
The Clover Island project is located on the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, and lies within an important migratory corridor for aquatic species in the Hanford reach of the Columbia River. The purpose of this project is to improve aquatic and riparian habitat that is important to four salmonid species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Shallow-water habitats are critical to foraging, resting, and rearing of migrating juvenile salmonids. Riparian vegetation attracts food sources (insects) for juvenile salmon and provides shade that cools water temperatures along the shoreline where juvenile salmon rest and feed as they migrate to the ocean. Restoration focused along the island’s outer edge as it faces the Columbia River.