Lower Skagit

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The Lower Skagit includes where the lower reaches of the Skagit River enters the lowland floodplain near the City of Sedro Wooley, past the cities of Burlington and Mt. Vernon and into the Skagit Delta. This includes the Nookachamps Watershed, as well as small streams flowing off Devil's Mountain, flowing into various ditches that feed into Fisher Slough. Together with the Samish River watershed and floodplain, this includes the most productive agricultural area in the Salish Sea. This landscape is identified as a level 10 Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC10) in the National Hydrologic Dataset.


  • Should this definition of "place" include or exclude the Samish for the purpose of ecosystem work? The Samish has many distinctions: 1) an increased focus on shellfish, and 2) differences with the Samish Tribe. There are also similarities: 1) within the same WRIA and County and within a single agricultural community.

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