Skagit Delta Wetlands

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

The purpose of this project is to secure approximately 4,427 acres of critical wetlands near the Skagit River delta, including both fresh and saltwater estuaries and tidelands. This wetland habitat, located in Snohomish and Skagit counties, supports a wide variety of wildlife from waterfowl and bald eagle to coyote and black-tailed deer. The area is popular for hunting as well as bird watching.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,787,594.78 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit, Snohomish Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-629

Location Details

Skagit and Stillaguamish River Deltas, west of Mount Vernon.

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.

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