Kelsey Creek Subarea

Why is this Subarea Important to Salmon?

Kelsey CreekThe Kelsey Creek Subarea contains more than 19 miles of streams including Mercer Slough, Sturtevant Creek, Kelsey Creek, Valley Creek, West Tributary, Goff Creek, Richards Creek, East Creek and Sunset Creek. Chinook, coho and sockeye salmon are known to occur in various creeks throughout the subarea. Fish passage barriers, increased sedimentation and poor water quality are some of the factors contributing to salmon habitat decline in this subarea.

The Kelsey Creek Subarea includes these local jurisdictions:

Follow the external links to learn what each jurisdiction is doing to improve habitat for salmon.
* Indicates that volunteer opportunities or other specific salmon related information are available on this site.

Salmon habitat projects in the Kelsey Creek Subarea funded through the WRIA 8 collaborative process are now included in the Habitat Work Schedule (HWS) state-wide website. In the website, click on the WRIA 8 watershed on the state map to enter our HWS website.