The Sequim Gazette reported on the efforts by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Dungeness River Audubon Center to assess and repair recent damage to a portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail. This section of trail is on land owned by the tribe and is accessed through Railroad Bridge Park, which is jointly managed by the tribe and the River Center.
From the story:
The Tribe is working hard to identify an immediate solution that will keep the trail open. Because the Tribe also focuses on protecting the Dungeness River and its valuable habitat, any viable solution will also minimize impacts to side channel, which is particularly important for salmon.
In the long term, the River Center Board and Tribal Environmental Planners are in agreement that trestle improvements and an elevated extension to bridge the side channel are needed. This will require additional funding to accomplish the desired project.