Welcome to the Salmon Recovery program in Island County, Washington
On December 9th, 80 participants attended the Tide Gate Symposium in Coupeville, co-hosted by the Island Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery and the Whidbey Island Conservation District. Attendees came from the San Juans, Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and Island counties. They represented private landowners and agricultural business owners, conservation districts and non-profit groups, city and county governments, engineers and biologists.
Several of the presentations are available in the "Documents" section on the bottom of this page:
“Estuaries, lagoons, inlets, salmon and tide gates in Island County” - Jim Johannessen, Coastal Geographic Services
“Tidegate Design Considerations” - Tom Slocum, Washington Conservation Districts Northwest Region
“Connectivity and estuary habitat use in juvenile fish: An analysis of tide gates in the Pacific Northwest” - Correigh Greene, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) and Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) Grant Requirements” – Betsy Lyons, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and Mike Ramsey, Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
The report referenced in Correigh Greene’s presentation can be found at:
National Marine Fisheries Service
Brad Johnson, Island County Planning, for his presentation on Island County's Shoreline Master Program regulations.
Lead Entity Definition: n.
"Local, watershed-based organizations that develop local salmon habitat recovery strategies and then recruit organizations to do habitat protection and restoration projects that will implement the strategies" (Chelan LE, 2012)