Seven test plots were identified for a pilot restoration project. The test plots are not intended as restoration themselves but only to provide information on feasibility of restoration in the seven habitat patches identified. The actual restoration design if pursued would attempt to address any factors identified from the test plot results that may limit success.
The project is intended to determine if Olympia oyster restoration is feasible within Chuckanut Bay. An extensive citizen-science monitoring plan will be implemented to gauge success of the project and changes in the habitat structure and function