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Conserving Life in Hood Canal

OUR HOOD CANAL

HCCC is pleased to announce a new web-based tool to share our integrated watershed approach with our Hood Canal community and partners. OurHoodCanal.org is the living home of our Integrated Watershed Plan. It outlines our approach to protect the Hood Canal ecosystem for the benefit of its natural integrity and our wellbeing, and provides ongoing assessment of our progress.

Learn more about Our Hood Canal.

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HCCC In Lieu Fee Mitigation Program Kicks-off
1st Mitigation Project!


In 2014 HCCC sold mitigation credits to the Washington State Department of Transportation for wetland mitigation requirements associated with the SR3 Widening and Safety Project in Belfair.  The HCCC in partnership with the Great Peninsula Conservancy acquired a 17 acre wetland parcel in Belfair as mitigation for wetland impacts occurring with the highway project. The property will be protected in perpetuity as a wetland; providing wildlife habitat, water quality and hydrologic functions to the area, and specifically the Union River watershed. In March 2015 wetland buffer restoration actions were initiated to enhance the functions and values of the wetland. An abandoned home and years of accumulated debris and garbage were removed from the property. The site will be planted this spring/fall with native vegetation, and long-term management of the property to control invasive species and protect the wetland will be conducted.

         

For more information please see the In Lieu Fee Mitigation Program webpage or contact Patty Michak, Mitigation Program Manager- 360 930 8634 or at: pmichak@hccc.wa.gov

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Curious about salmon recovery in Washington State?

View a video prepared by the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) and the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office (GSRO) entitled State of Salmon: Restoring a Washington Icon. Hear from salmon advocates in Washington State about the work being done to bring salmon back from the brink of extinction. The video focuses on the why salmon are important to Washington State, the work being done here, and the returns on our investments in salmon recovery.