Rose Point Embayment Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID22-SUQU-02
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date05/20/2023
End Date06/30/2024
Last Edited07/17/2024
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The project will support construction to restore a barrier embayment estuary connected to a small perennial stream at Rose Point in north Kitsap County. The project sponsor is the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, a restoration partner of the Suquamish Tribe. The PCSRF will fund the following two components of the Rose Point Embayment Restoration project:

1. An existing on-site septic (OSS) drainfield immediately adjacent to the newly restored estuary will be decommissioned and a new drainfield will be constructed upslope and beyond the restored project area. The estimated cost for relocation and construction of the new OSS drainfield is $40,000.

2. Estuarine, shoreline, riparian, and freshwater stream/wetland restoration will be occurring on properties owned by two landowners who are strongly supportive of the restoration project. With help from the Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group and the Great Peninsula Conservation land trust, we will be engaging with these two landowners to determine their level of interest in selling conservation easements to protect in perpetuity the newly restored conservation values on their properties. The $155,000 will be used for appraisals, land surveys, legal review, and contribution toward acquiring conservation easements.

Project Benefit    

This restoration project will contribute to a regional effort to restore a series of barrier embayment estuaries in Puget Sound. Specifically, the project will support construction to restore a barrier embayment estuary connected to a small perennial stream at Rose Point in north Kitsap County. Restoration project is to remove a creosote timber bulkhead, artificial fill, and invasive plants within an estuary and small stream in order to reconnect and restore a historic barrier embayment estuary for the purpose of restoring a self-sustaining estuary that will support juvenile chinook and other salmon during outmigration in spring and summer from Puget Sound to the ocean. The potential also exists to restart small coho and chum salmon runs in the freshwater stream with adults returning in the fall and juveniles outmigrating in the late winter, spring and summer.


Metric Completed Originally
Estuarine Habitat
  Acres Created
  Acres Treated 2.0
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 5.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected

Funding Details

No Funding data has been entered for this project.

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Steve Todd    

  • Worksite Identifier: Steve Todd
  • Start Date: 05/20/2023
  • End Date: 06/30/2024
Area Description
The Rose Point Embayment is a small estuary located along the northeast shoreline of the Kitsap Peninsula, about four miles south of Point No Point (Kitsap County Park) and four miles north of the town of Kingston and the Washington State Ferry terminal.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Puget Sound (17110019)
  • Watershed: Olalla Valley-Frontal Puget Sound (1711001907)
  • Subwatershed: Big Valley-Frontal Puget Sound (171100190707)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.85415335
  • Longitude: -122.50890281


  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.9 Estuarine/Nearshore ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.9.a Estuarine/nearshore funding
      •      . . . . C.9.b Total amount of estuarine/nearshore area treated
      •      . . . . C.9.m.1 Contaminant removal/remediationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.9.m.2 Acres treated
      •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding
        •      . . . . 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 protection (mm/dd/yyyy)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired