Hart Slough Easements

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID01-1341 A
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date05/01/2002
End Date05/01/2006
Year2002
StatusTerminated
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


Hart Slough easements will permanently protect, via conservation easements, 474 acres of riparian and river slough habitat and associated wetlands between Hart Slough and the Skagit River. Located west of the City of Sedro Woolley, the property is within the targeted floodplain reaches for coho salmon as outlined in the Skagit Watershed Councils Strategic Approach. The site contains critical off-channel rearing habitat for coho, chinook, and cutthroat.



Currently, approximately 254 acres exist in riparian and slough/wetland habitat. Landowners have agreed to convert at least 100 acres of existing agricultural land, which includes relic channels or swales, into riparian habitat, for a total of 354 acres. The remaining 120 acres of farmland will continue in agricultural production, subject to recommendations of the Hart Slough restoration feasibility study (SRFB 99-1645); no SRFB funds will be used to protect farmland.



Protection of this large, visible property will increase the likelihood that other landowners will volunteer to protect salmon habitat. Additionally, the project will increase support and awareness within the agricultural community for salmon protection. Both landowners are over 65 years old and in uncertain financial condition. They have received inquiries about selling their property to developers. Selective timber harvesting could also impact the existing riparian forest. Delays in funding the protection of this property may result in the sale of the property to less conservation-minded owners.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to protect intact habitat from degradation. The objective of the project is to protect salmon refugia and habitat that is part of a key ecological process.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected .0 948.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
.00 2.50

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$39,135
Report Total:$39,135


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Worksites

1-Halverson    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Halverson
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.48298666
  • Longitude: -122.26898872

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 29,303.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 29,302.86
      •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition .00
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired .0

2-Houser    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2-Houser
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.47895834
  • Longitude: -122.25961825

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 24,440.00
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 24,440.00
      •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired .0