Olympic National Park http://kuow.org en An Undammed River’s Sediment Brings New Life Downstream http://kuow.org/post/undammed-river-s-sediment-brings-new-life-downstream <p>Anne Shaffer sits on the sandy shoreline of the Elwha River and looks around in amazement. Just two years ago, this area would have been under about 20 feet of water. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:08:51 +0000 Katie Campbell 30263 at http://kuow.org An Undammed River’s Sediment Brings New Life Downstream Sediment Woes For Port Angeles Water Treatment Facility Put Elwha Dam Removal On Hold http://kuow.org/post/sediment-woes-port-angeles-water-treatment-facility-put-elwha-dam-removal-hold <p>Removal of the two dams on the Elwha River has been temporarily halted because massive amounts of sediment released from above the dams have clogged a nearby city’s water treatment facilities.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:32:45 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 11842 at http://kuow.org Sediment Woes For Port Angeles Water Treatment Facility Put Elwha Dam Removal On Hold Searching The Olympic Forest For The Elusive Marten http://kuow.org/post/searching-olympic-forest-elusive-marten <p></p><p>The American marten is a small elusive member of the weasel family. People trap them and sell their pelts on the fur market where they’re known as “sable.” Their numbers are healthy across places like Canada and northern parts of the US, but scientists worry that marten populations have severely declined in coastal mountain ranges -- like the Olympic National Forest -- but they don’t know for sure. A group of volunteers is working with scientists to help monitor the martens and gather data to help determine their future. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:58:03 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 6798 at http://kuow.org Searching The Olympic Forest For The Elusive Marten Another Dock Washes Ashore In Wash., Possibly From Japanese Tsunami http://kuow.org/post/another-dock-washes-ashore-wash-possibly-japanese-tsunami <p>Scientists will soon head to the Olympic coast to evaluate a dock that washed ashore in a remote section of Olympic National Park. It could be debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan. It might even be as big as the gigantic piece of debris that showed up on Oregon’s coast in June. That dock weighed 188 tons.</p><p>Dave Workman with the Washington state Marine Debris Task Force tells KUOW’s Sara Lerner scientists need to see if invasive species might be hitching a ride on the dock. They also need to figure out how to remove it. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:33:13 +0000 Sara Lerner 5376 at http://kuow.org Another Dock Washes Ashore In Wash., Possibly From Japanese Tsunami