Fir Island Farm Restoration

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The project involves setting back approximately 5,800 lineal feet of existing coastal dike to restore the natural tidal prism of Skagit Bay to approximately 131 of WDFWs 250 acre Fir Island Farm. The project is expected to restore approximately125.5 acres of tidal marsh habitat and5 acres of new tidal channel habitat on site. An additional 12 acres of new tidal channel habitat is expected to develop in the existing adjacent marsh. The project is expected to result in additional carrying capacity for an estimated 65,000 juvenile Chinook annually. The project is also designed to maintain snow goose management, public access, and agriculture capabilities at the farm. Drainage and flood protection for the remaining and neighboring farmland will also be maintained. (From 2014 PRISM Record)