Snoquera Phase I

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


The Snoquera Phase I – Lower Greenwater project marks the first phase of the 191,000 acre Snoquera Project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington.

The project aims to improve watershed function, restore natural hydrologic processes, protect water quality, and improve aquatic habitat for Chinook salmon on private and public lands in the 32,000 acre Lower Greenwater River watershed which flows into Puget Sound. The project includes a holistic suite of actions including floodplain restoration and reconnection, fish passage improvements, right-sizing transportation infrastructure, and large wood enhancement. Blue Forest recognizes that the Lower Greenwater River watershed makes up the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary homelands of the Duwamish, Skykomish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Puyallup People, who have stewarded these lands since time immemorial. Our partners hold relationships with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Puyallup Tribe, and Tulalip Tribes, the past, present, and future Peoples of the region.

Blue Forest is working with partners to support the urgent restoration of the project area, which has been impacted by environmental degradation, climate pressures, and human impacts. Our role in this project has focused on supporting local capacity building, blending multiple public funding streams, helping with prioritization and strategy, and analyzing ecological outcomes to identify new funding streams. Implementation partners leading this effort are Trout Unlimited, Conservation Northwest, and the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, with core funding provided by Washington Department of Ecology’s Streamflow Enhancement Grant Program and the USDA’s Legacy Roads and Trails funding.

Anticipated Snoquera Phase 1 outcomes

  • 3


    Habitat for 3 threatened and endangered Fish species protected

  • 5


    culverts replaced and upsized for fish passage and climate change

  • 2.2


    stream miles restored

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