Projects

Skagit County, positioned between Seattle and Vancouver (B.C.), split by Interstate 5, is also arguably the most productive agricultural County in Western Washington. Much of the acreage in agricultural production can be found west of I-5; approximately 60,000 acres of sub-tidal farmland. These Class 1 soils, with high concentrations of clays and sands, can only …

In 2011, Western Washington Agricultural Association with a broad group of governmental and private organizations met and initiated the Farm, Fish, and Flood Initiative (3FI). This collaborative body of natural resource managers met and continue to meet to create, develop, and implement land management goals and opportunities that benefit agricultural viability, salmon population recovery, and …

In 2006, it was clear that tidegate repair and replacement, those activities necessary and imperative for drainage and irrigation districts, would require lengthy permitting and variable mitigation, if permitted on a case-by-case basis, and would likely create multiple obstacles for district commissioners. The Skagit Delta Tidegates and Fish Initiative (TFI) is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder process …

The Skagit Drainage and Fish Initiative (DFI) brought together the agricultural community with state and tribal entities in 2006 in a collaborative process to design and implement necessary planning, environmental documentation and permitting for the drainage districts’ maintenance activities. As part of this process, the districts now work under Drainage Maintenance Plans approved at the …