Salmon Recovery Funding -- What’s on the Horizon
July Newsletter - Snoqualmie Watershed Forum

Together with the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum, the Snohomish Basin Salmon Recovery Forum has been seeking funding to implement the Snohomish River Basin Salmon Conservation Plan (2005). The Plan highlighted a 10-year $134 million need to reach its recovery targets. In 2007, the Snohomish Forum set a $15-17 million per year funding goal. The bad news - we’ve been averaging 34% of that goal. The good news - several new sources of funding may pan out, and other sources may provide a boost.

The table below lists some of the confirmed funding coming to our Basin so far in this biennium.  As identified, some are competitive funds open to estuary, mainstem and nearshore projects alike.  Others are funds awarded to specific projects.

Source of funds

Confirmed dollar amount


U.S. Army Corps


Estuary – Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration
Estuary – Drainage District 6 Restoration

Note – In addition to the $2.5M confirmed, an additional $8.5M is also under negotiation.

Various mitigation funds


Estuary & Mainstem River projects

Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP)


Estuary – Smith Island Restoration

Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB)


Competitive - Project ranking underway

Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR)


Competitive - Project ranking underway

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – NOAA


Estuary - Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration

Pacific Salmon Commission


Estuary restoration projects.

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