Ediz Hook Restoration
Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), in collaboration with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (LEKT), was involved in an effort to restore Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, Washington. Under contract with WDNR, Herrera performed a habitat and geomorphic assessment of the shoreline and a feasibility assessment to identify the most appropriate method to restore the beach as much as possible to its natural state. A plan to nourish the beach, reintroduce large wood, and restore its natural ecological function was implemented. The design plans included removing remaining deleterious debris, nourishing the beach with clean sand and placing large woody debris. The designs also included a planting plan to restore dune vegetation native to Ediz Hook. Herrera also supported the permitting and construction process. Two phases of construction restored nearly a mile of shoreline in the 2010s.