Upper Skagit Assessment/Acquisition

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID01-1369 PA
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date07/01/2002
End Date02/28/2007
Year2002
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


This project implemented a portion of the Skagit Watershed Councils Restoration and Protection Strategy by systematically identifying and protecting the highest priority salmon habitat in the Upper Skagit. It is an extension of a previous assessment undertaken by the Skagit Land Trust (SLT) and funded by the SRFB, which focused on the middle Skagit River.

The objectives were to: 1) provide reach level and parcel specific information on the most important areas for protection of salmon habitat within priority reaches; 2) prioritize parcels based on their habitat value for salmonids, imminent and long-term threats, and priority restoration needs; 3) assess landowner interest in engaging in conservation action; and 4) pending landowner interest, acquire riparian and floodplain habitat. Acquired properties are maintained under Conservancy ownership and managed as part of our Skagit River Bald Engle Natural Area (SRBENA). The SRBENA comprises over 8000 acres owned by 9 different agencies/organizations, including WDFW, USFS, DNR, State Parks, Seattle City Light, and SLT.

The work products included: 1) a prioritized list of parcels and associated map products; 2) assessment of landowners willingness to sell; 3) negotiated purchase and sale agreements; and 4) restoration plans. 167.13 acres of riparian/floodplain salmon habitat and 20.8 upland acres were acquired for $1,160,000 and permenantly protected. Identified restoration activities will occur as needed with additional funding.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to protect and increase/improve information to help select projects that have a high certainty and benefit. The objective of the project is to protect and determine feasibility of acquiring land and landowner willingness to sell.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 49.2 800.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
.50 .00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$1,049,750
Other$209,594
Report Total:$1,259,344


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Worksites

1-Smith Property and Landowne    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Smith Property and Landowne
  • 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: 48.52199105
  • Longitude: -121.37865419

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Odd-year
  • 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 360,432.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.33
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Skagit Watershed Council Strategy
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 360,432.04
      •      . . . . 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.3 Type of property protected (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 .50
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 49.2

5-Allen    


  • Worksite Identifier: 5-Allen
  • 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: 48.43879691
  • Longitude: -121.58205971

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 3,153.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Skagit Watershed Council Strategy
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 3,152.82
      •      . . . . 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.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)

4-Martin    


  • Worksite Identifier: 4-Martin
  • 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: 48.48601599
  • Longitude: -121.5835902

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 3,880.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Skagit Watershed Council Strategy
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 3,880.00
      •      . . . . 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.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)