Whidbey Basin

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The Whidbey Basin is one of 7 sub-basins of Puget Sound identified in the PSNERP study and is commonly referenced in studies. The ecosystem stewardship communities in this area often interact. This region encompasses the largest Floodplain areas devoted to Agriculture that have not be consumed by The Megapolis and account for 60% of the freshwater flow in Puget Sound, including the Skagit and Snohomish catchments. The This Whidbey Basin includes the northern extent of Lushootseed-speaking peoples. While the Samish Indian Nation are Northern Straits Salish speakers, the Swinomish Inidian Tribal Community, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe are Northern Lushootseed-speaking, with a transition to Southern Lushootseed among the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, and Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. This area of big rivers defines much of Skagit County and Snohomish County. Settlement is organized around river towns, that generally get smaller as you head up river to the cascade crest. The Snohomish, Stevens, and Washington-Rainy passes provided trade over the mountains to the Columbia Basin since time before memory. To the North, over Chuckanut Mountain and into the Nooksack is the Fraser Lowland Region and the boundary between the USA and Canada. To the south is East Sound dominated by The Megapolis, creating a irreversible northward pressure of continuous Urban Landuse. The regional boundaries are a little awkward, because the The Samish Watershed is clearly related by Landform and social economy to the Skagit Watershed but does not drain to the basin defined by Whidbey Island. The Stillaguamish is entwined in the Skagit farming networks, but is in Snohomish County. The Snohomish basin has many connections to East Sound and The Megapolis to the south. In addition, Whidbey Island is clearly a coherent place, but is excessively split by a basin-referencing schema.


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Workgroups and Efforts in Whidbey Basin

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The following workgroups are based in Whidbey Basin

Adopt-A-Stream Foundation  •  City of Everett  •  City of Lake Stevens  •  City of Langley  •  French Slough Flood Control District  •  People for the Preservation of Tualco Valley  •  Port of Everett  •  Skagit Climate Science Consortium  •  Skagit County  •  Skagit Land Trust  •  Skagit River System Cooperative  •  Skagit Watershed Council  •  Sno-Valley Tilth  •  Snohomish Conservation District  •  Snohomish Coordinated Investment Network  •  Snohomish County  •  Snohomish Sustainable Lands Strategy  •  Snoqualmie Valley Protection Alliance  •  Snoqualmie Valley Watershed Improvement District  •  Sound Salmon Solutions  •  Sound Water Stewards  •  Stewardship Partners  •  Stillaguamish Tribe  •  Stillaguamish Watershed Council  •  Tulalip Tribes of Washington  •  Western Washington Agricultural Association  •  Whidbey Environmental Action Network

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Barnaby Reach Restoration  •  Blue Heron Mitigation Bank  •  Clean Samish Initiative  •  Coastal Blue Carbon Project  •  Deepwater Slough Restoration  •  ESRP 2016 Sno-Stilly Proposals  •  Envision Skagit 2060  •  Evaluating Salmon Rearing Limitations in River Deltas  •  Everett Marshlands Restoration  •  Everett Riverfront Wetlands  •  Fir Island Farm Restoration  •  Fisher Slough Restoration  •  French Slough Drainage Management  •  Haskell Slough Protection and Restoration  •  Island Unit Estuary Restoration  •  Jim Creek Channel Enhancement  •  King County Agricultural Drainage Assistance Program (ADAP)  •  King County Flood Control District Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWM)  •  Leque Island Restoration  •  Lower Skykomish Floodplain Design  •  Lower Skykomish Floodplain Land Strategy  •  Lower Skykomish Reach Scale Plan  •  Lower Snohomish Reach Scale Plan  •  Marysville Mitigation Site  •  Maulsby Mudflat Reconnection and Restoration  •  Mid-spencer Island Restoration  •  Milltown Island Restoration  •  North Ebey Island Restoration  •  Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area  •  Port Susan Restoration  •  Predicting Sea Level Rise Impacts on Ag Production  •  Qwuloolt Restoration  •  Restoration For All  •  Skagit Delta Tidegates and Fish Initiative  •  Skagit Farm, Fish and Flood Initiative  •  Skagit Farmland Legacy Program  •  Skykomish Braided Reach Project  •  Skykomish Habitat Mitigation Bank  •  Smith Island Restoration  •  Sno-Stilly Riparian Zone Management Strategy  •  Snohomish Basin Forest Ecosystem Services Pilot Project  •  Snohomish Delta Ecosystem Monitoring and Evaluation  •  Snohomish Estuary Restoration Effects on Temperature, Salinity, and Tides  •  Snohomish Farmland Protection Strategy  •  Snohomish Floodplain Acquisition Strategy  •  Spencer Island Restoration  •  Steamboat Slough Mitigation Site  •  Stillaguamish Delta Dredged Sediment Re-use  •  Stillaguamish Valley Protection Initiative  •  Swinomish Slough Restoration  •  Tulalip Landfill Cleanup  •  Union Slough Mitigation  •  Union Slough Restoration  •  Western Washington Riparian Workgroup  •  Wiley Slough Restoration  •  Zis a Ba Restoration

Whidbey Basin Products

The following Product pages are categorized with Whidbey Basin .

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Baek et al 2015 mid-spencer 60% design.pdf  •  Baker et al 2016 estuary restoration lessons learned.pdf  •  Barber 2014 vegetation and sediment at port susan.pdf  •  Beamer et al 2003 importance of non-natal pocket estuaries.pdf  •  Beamer et al 2005 nearshore and delta restoration for skagit chinook.pdf  •  Beamer et al 2006 deepwater slough effectiveness.pdf  •  Beamer et al 2006 whidbey pocket estuary fish  •  Beamer et al 2006 whidbey pocket estuary fish.pdf  •  Beamer et al 2007 fish assemblage greater skagit delta.pdf  •  Beamer et al 2013 chinook salmon non-natal stream rearing.pdf  •  Beamer et al 2018 fir island farms fish monitoring 2015-18.pdf  •  Booth et al 2021 lower skykomish geomorphic assessment.pdf  •  Boyd 2016 hat slough & fisher slough lessons learned.pdf  •  Cardno 2020 lower skykomish channel migration zone.pdf  •  Cereghino 2007 qwuloolt wetland assessment.pdf  •  Cereghino 2015 coordinated investment snohomish framework.pdf  •  Cereghino 2016 DRAFT lower stillaguamish context.pdf  •  Cereghino et al 2024 camp skykomish charrette output.pdf  •  City of Everett 2001 snohomish estuary wetland salmon overlay.pdf  •  City of Marysville 1999 allen quilceda management plan.pdf  •  DeVries 2010 lower skykomish geomorphic analysis.pdf  •  DeVries 2015 lower snohomish geomorphic assessment.pdf  •  Dittbrenner et al 2017 snohomish coastal resilience proposal.pdf  •  Dunwiddie et al. 2009 restoration resilience for climate change  •  Elefant et al 2019 stillaguamish flood control district sedimentation and subsidence.pdf  •  Evans & Moore 2011 snohomish sustainable lands strategy framework.pdf  •  Ewing 1986 skagit tidal marsh productivity  •  FCWMC 2004 french creek watershed management plan.pdf  •  Flint 2012 woods creek riparian action plan.pdf  •  Forterra 2018 DRAFT skykomish-snohomish rivers recreation concept plan.pdf  •  Friebel 2016 fir island farms lessons learned.pdf  •  Fuller & McArdle 2014 marsh erosion at stillaguamish delta.pdf  •  Fuller 2014 stillaguamish dredged sediment reuse.pdf  •  Fuller 2018 ESRP Webinar restoration stress resilience climate change Stillaguamish lessons.pdf  •  Fuller 2018 tnc port susan bay final monitoring report.pdf  •  Fuller et al 2014 port susan monitoring report.pdf  •  Greene & Beamer 2005 skagit delta recovery plan analysis.pdf  •  Greene et al 2021 chinook salmon estuary density dependance.pdf  •  Griffith & Fuller 2012 stillaguamish delta restoration target DRAFT.pdf  •  Griffith & Van Arman 2010 stillaguamish smolt trap report.pdf  •  Grossman et al 2011 skagit shallow stratigraphy.pdf  •  Hall et al 2019 DRAFT snohomish monitoring plan.pdf  •  Haring 2002 snohomish wria 7 limiting factors for salmon.pdf  •  Haskell slough photo series.pptx  •  Hass 2001 snohomish ecosystem restoration opportunities.pdf  •  Hayes et al 2011 bulltrout use in skagit bay  •  Hinton & Hood 2007.pdf  •  Hood 2006 tidal channel formation as depositional  •  Hood 2007 tidal channel and island area  •  Hood 2007 wood and skagit delta shrub swamp  •  Hood 2009 skagit monitoring strategy.pdf  •  Hood 2012 beaver in tidal marsh  •  Hood 2019 fir island farms monitoring yr3.pdf  •  Hurner et al 2016 snohomish stillaguamish LIO ecosystem recovery plan.pdf  •  Kairis & Rybczyk 2010  •  Klesick 2016 DRAFT SVPI concept.pdf  •  Lawrence 2006 stillaguamish temperature TMDL strategy  •  LeDoux & Kubo 2020 snoqualmie riparian buffer task force final report.pdf  •  Lee & Hamlet 2011 skagit river climate science  •  Leonetti 2015 stillaguamish temperature TMDL study.pdf  •  Leonetti et al 2015 north fork stillaguamish habitat change.pdf  •  Lipsky 2010 whidbey stakeholder preferences.pdf  •  Mauger et al 2015 snohomish downscale hydrologic projections.pdf  •  Meidev & Neslon 2016 qwuloolt lessons learned.pdf  •  NHC 2006 skykomish snoqualmie flood insurance report.pdf  •  PGG 2012 leque island restoration camano island groundwater.pdf  •  PSRC 2018 regional open space conservation plan.pdf  •  PWA et al 2004 fir island connector assessment.pdf  •  Parametrix 2010 fisher slough monitoring plan.pdf  •  Pelletier & Bilhimer 2004 stillaguamish temperature TMDL study  •  Porrini 2018 fir island farms invertebrate monitoring.pdf  •  Quinn et al 2012 surf smelt spawning camano island  •  Rice 2011 DRAFT qwuloolt monitoring plan.pdf  •  SAEDAT 2007 snohomish agricultural development strategy.pdf  •  SBSRF 2005 snohomish river basin salmon conservation plan.pdf  •  SBSRTC 2004 snohomish ecological analysis salmon.pdf  •  SCB 2015 snohomish county agriculture research.pdf  •  SCD 2016 lower stilly farmland use map.pdf  •  SCD 2016 riparian easement grant figures.pdf  •  SCD 2016 riparian easement grant proposal.pdf  •  SCSWM 2012 middle pilchuck river assessment.pdf  •  SCSWM 2012 pilchuck river geomorphic assessment.pdf  •  SCSWM 2012 pilchuck river habitat assessment.pdf  •  SCSWM et al 2015 snohomish salmon protection plan.pdf  •  SDHP 2014 skagit hydrodynamic model report.pdf  •  SEE 2015 french creek drainage district regions and ditches.pdf  •  SIRC 2005 stillaguamish watershed salmon recovery plan.pdf  •  STAG 2000 chinook recovery recommendations for stillaguamish.pdf  •  STAG 2000 recommended chinook recovery in stillaguamish.pdf  •  STAG 2015 stillagumish acquisition strategy for salmon.pdf  •  STNRD 2011 sediment impact on artificial chinook redds north fork stillaguamish.pdf  •  Savery & Hook 2003 habitat and chinook in pilchuck river.pdf  •  Shannon & Wilson Inc 2011 fir island farms feasibility study.pdf  •  Small et al 2004 hatchery impacts on nooksack and samish coho salmon  •  Smith et al 2005 tide gate salmon recovery analysis skagit.pdf  •  SnoCo 2014 DRAFT lower skykomish reach scale plan.pdf  •  Snohomish County 2005 agriculture action plan.pdf  •  Snohomish County 2015 diking district 6 maintenance.pdf  •  Snohomish County 2015 hazard mitigation plan  •  Snohomish County 2020 smith and mid-spencer monitoring year 0-1.pdf  •  TNC 2011.pdf  •  TNC 2012 port susan restoration as-built plans.pdf  •  TNC 2012 port susan stewardship plan.pdf  •  TNC 2013 fisher slough lessons learned.pdf  •  TNC 2014 port susan monitoring progress.pdf  •  TNC 2017 fisher slough restoration summary.pdf  •  Tulalip Tribes et al 2009 quilceda in lieu fee program.pdf  •  Turner et al 2004 stillaguamish flood hazard management plan.pdf  •  USACE 2000 stillaguamish restoration feasibility.pdf  •  USACE 2011 qwuloolt environmental assessment.pdf  •  WDFW 2015 monitoring adaptive management plan.pdf  •  WSE 2021 snohomish hydrologic and hydraulic modelling.pdf  •  WWAA et al 2008 tidegates and fish initiative agreeement.pdf  •  Weinerman et al 2012 fisher slough economic benefits.pdf  •  Whitely Binder & Morse 2016 stillaguamish puyallup climate change interviews.pdf  •  Wright 2021 integrated floodplain management puget sound.pdf  •  Wright et al 2001 snohomish fecal coliform TMDL.pdf  •  Yang & Khangaonkar 2007.pdf  •  Yang & Khangaonkar 2008  •  Yang and Khangaonkar 2009  •  Yang et al 2011 model flood and tide

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