Stillaguamish Watershed and Skagit Bay Drainages – Puget Sound RCPP Project Area

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Stillaguamish Project Area – Click to view larger image

The Stillaguamish River Watershed (in Snohomish County) is one of several project areas where Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding is available to implement the Puget Sound Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Project goal

  • Improve water quality, soil health, and fish passage projects for ESA-listed salmonids

Key activities

  • Remove in-stream fish barriers
  • Improve soil health through increased organic matter and carbon sequestration
  • Reduce nutrient loading through improved livestock nutrient management

About the watershed

  • Stillaguamish Watershed drains about 700 square miles of Snohomish and Skagit Counties
  • Stillaguamish River supports two of Puget Sound’s 22 threatened populations of Chinook salmon
  • Stillaguamish basin is unique in its low level of commercial development along the I-5 corridor

Project lead/Contact

Key Partners

  • Stillaguamish Watershed Council
  • Stillaguamish Clean Water District
  • Local dairy, forestry, and crop producers
  • Washington State Conservation Commission
  • Washington USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians