aquatic reserves http://www.kplu.org en New refuge preserves underwater landscapes in Puget Sound http://www.kplu.org/post/new-refuge-preserves-underwater-landscapes-puget-sound <p>The state is adding 15,000 acres of protected land around the <a href="http://www.nisquallyestuary.org/">Nisqually Reach Wildlife Refuge</a>, exempting it from commercial development of any kind.</p><p>All the land is under water. It&rsquo;s the seventh and southern-most area in Puget Sound to be designated as an <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/AquaticHabitats/Pages/aqr_rsve_aquatic_reserves_program.aspx">Aquatic Reserve</a>. Signing of a <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_sepa_aqr_nisqually_plan_changes.pdf">new management plan</a> takes place today at 1:30 p.m.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:52:30 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2586 at http://www.kplu.org New refuge preserves underwater landscapes in Puget Sound