Highly Focused Stewardship in the Snoqualmie River Raging River and Patterson Creek Basins
In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded King County a grant to improve environmental conditions in Raging River and Patterson Creek watersheds. This project, renamed Stewardship in Action, or SIA, had the following goals:
- Assist landowners by providing customized education, technical assistance and incentives to engage in Best Management Practices that would restore or enhance portions of their properties.
- Create “critical mass” by providing assistance to a large number of connected properties.
- Create a sustainable model that would outlast the life of the project and that could be replicated within other watersheds and by other municipalities.
- Evaluate and document the effectiveness of this highly focused, non-traditional approach to landowner empowered stewardship.
Some accomplishments included:
- 128 parcels were visited and provided with stewardship technical assistance.
- 79 parcels (62% of those visited) containing 683 acres completed known stewardship activities within the grant period.
- 48 different landowners used SiA provided cost share assistance to complete their projects
Primary project partners (external links)
- Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Northwest, Region 10
- King Conservation District
- Snoqualmie Watershed Forum
Download report here:
- Highly Focused Stewardship Assistance in the Snoqualmie: A Model for Rural Watersheds (1.5 Mb Acrobat pdf)