Fortson Ponds

Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

This project agreement supports acquisition of up to 200 acres of habitat spawning grounds for coho and chum salmon. Vital to fisheries, the Fortson Ponds annually produce 5 to 8 percent of the total coho smolt production in the Stillaguamish drainage. A variety of other species depends on the ponds for habitat. Project is approximately eight miles west of Darrington.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $264,029.10 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 92-810

Location Details


What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.