Skagit Wildlife Area Island Unit Advisory Group

The Island Unit covers approximately 268 acres on two islands in a tidally-influenced reach of the South Fork Skagit River within the Skagit River delta. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) owns and manages the Island Unit as part of the 17,000-acre Skagit Wildlife Area and has actively farmed the area since the 1950s to provide enhanced winter forage for waterfowl. WDFW needs to evaluate how to respond to a changing landscape on the Island Unit. 

WDFW is considering a habitat restoration project on the Island Unit, and will assess several options that range from no restoration to restoring all 268 acres. WDFW will evaluate options based on state requirements and policies, as well as community values and input from the advisory group and the public.

The Island Unit Advisory Group will provide feedback to WDFW as we conduct an alternatives analysis—a planning tool used to evaluate a range of choices relative to a set of common criteria. The Island Unit Advisory Group will help WDFW connect with other user groups and stakeholders, while working to share WDFW plans, goals, and objectives with the broader community. 

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Date Location Meeting materials
Nov 4, 2020, 1 - 3pm

All remaining advisory group meetings will be held virtually. For more information or to join the meeting, please contact Seth Ballhorn at (360) 791-4987, or seth.ballhorn@dfw.wa.gov

Oct 26, 2020, 1 - 3pm

All remaining advisory group meetings will be held virtually. For more information or to join the meeting, please contact Seth Ballhorn at (360) 791-4987, or seth.ballhorn@dfw.wa.gov

Mar 16, 2020, 1 - 2:30pm

Meeting has changed to a virtual meeting. For more information or to join the meeting, please contact Seth Ballhorn at (360) 791-4987, or seth.ballhorn@dfw.wa.gov

 

 

 

 

Feb 3, 2020, 9am - 4:45pm

Skagit Station Meeting Room

105 E. Kincaid, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Nov 1, 2019, 1 - 3:30pm

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273