Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) is a tool that we and other natural-resource trustees use to restore, recover, or protect natural resources and habitats affected by contamination. Restoration projects, such as shoreline or river habitat improvements, help fish and wildlife populations recover from contamination. More than 600 acres of habitat projects have been built, and 275 acres have been acquired and protected due to Natural Resource Damage settlements with polluters.
See below for a map and brief description of restoration projects underway or completed resulting from natural resource damage settlements. In many cases, funds from NRDAR settlements have been used to leverage additional funding to expand benefits to the environment. These habitat-restoration projects help natural resources recover from contamination and provide more services to people, including fish and shellfish as a food source, recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery.
Many Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) restoration projects are underway or completed in Washington. Below are the NRDAR restoration projects that are related to toxics-cleanup sites. Natural resource damages due to spills to water are evaluated by our Spill Preparedness and Response program.
NRDAR projects in Washington