Pearsons Eddy Acquisition

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID02-1629 A
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date06/09/2003
End Date01/30/2005
Last Edited04/19/2022
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Cascade Land Conservancy (now Forterra) used this funding to help acquire the underlying fee interest on the Pearsons Eddy project, 246 acres of agricultural floodplain on the lower Snoqualmie River. The action leveraged federal funds directed towards purchase of less than fee interest and restoration of these properties. This reach has been identified in key watershed reports as a critical corridor for Chinook and other salmonids migrating to spawning grounds on the Snoqualmie, and prioritized in the WRIA 7 Near Term Action Agenda as one of the Snohomishs top focus areas for protection and restoration. Principal habitat limiting factors identified include loss of floodplain connectivity and complexity, loss of palustrine wetlands and riparian vegetation, and loss of off-channel habitat. The Pearsons Eddy project addresses these factors by restoring hydrologic connectivity and processes, opening significant off-channel rearing habitat, and re-establishing palustrine wetlands.

Project Benefit    

The goal of the project is to protect degraded habitat from further degradation with the intent to restore the habitat. The objective of the project is to protect degraded salmon refugia, and habitat part of key ecological processes.


Metric Completed Originally
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 246.0 215.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
1.25 2.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$1,024,409

Project Map


1-Pearson's Eddy    

  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Pearson's Eddy
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Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.7914668
  • Longitude: -121.99636553


  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 1,024,409.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.25
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      WRIA 7 Nearterm Action Agenda. See project description for more info.
    •      . . 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 1,024,409.31
      •      . . . . 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 1.25
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 246.0