Natural Resource Department
engages in a variety of restoration activities to aid in salmon
recovery. These include revegetating riparian
restoration, depositing large woody debris (LWD) in streams
and rivers, redirecting or reopening stream channels, installing
bridges or fences, and amending culverts inaccessible to migrating
or juvenile fish.
Restoration in a larger map
March 10, 2010
April, 2010 parts of Port Susan will be open for safe shellfish
harvest for the first time in over 20 years! For dramatic television
recap click here: http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/Port-Susan-emerges-from-sewage-after-cleanup-effort-87005557.html.
2009, we continued with Blue Slough restoration work and commenced
work on the Pilchuck wetland and stream restoration project.
As of March 2010, we have installed over 30,000 plants on the
wetland mitigation (for DOT) site at Pilchuck, constructed three
logjams in the creek, and begun construction on what will be
an interpretive trail, with informational kiosk and observation
2008, our department commenced two large scale, multi-year restoration
projects: Blue Slough side channel channel restoration to the
North Fork Stillaguamish and Lower Pilchuck Creek wetland restoration.
2007, our major restoration projects were the installation of
two log jams and a side channel reconnection on the North Fork
Stillaguamish and stream restoration of Rhodes Creek in Oso.
2006, our major restoration project was the installation of
the log crib wall at the toe of the Steelhead Haven landslide.
Steelhead Haven Landslide Remediation
Susan Derelict Fishing Gear Removal, on-going
Conservation Easement Across From Hazel Hole
Fortson Creek Realignment
Culvert replacement on 05-0067
Dam removal at Johnson Creek hatchery
Portage Creek/Hecla Wetlands Restoration
Kunz Bridge Removal
North Fork Engineered Log Jams
Defeaters, on occasion
Creek Trib 80A
replacement and buffer expansion at Glade-Bekken
year we hope to post monitoring information on the restoration