Chico Creek Property Acquisition
#CK Chico 05-1389 #CK Chico 05-1389
 Central Kitsap Projects Dyes Inlet Chico Creek Property Acquisition
Organization West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery
Sponsor Kitsap County
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 1/6/2006 End Date: 3/31/2010
Priority 1
Category Category: Acquisition
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DESCRIPTION
The project sponsor was Kitsap County, who acquired this land and is in the process of stewarding it. Japanse knotweed was effectively removed in the watershed by the Kitsap County noxious weed team with Dept. of Ecology funding. The parcel has been named "Salmon Viewing Park". This property is located in Central Kitsap County, and was acquired because it is the last free flowing section of Chico Creek floodplain in the lower mainstem. Chico Creek is a high priority salmonid refugia in the West Sound with large (20-50,000) wild populations of chum, and depressed populations of steelhead and coho. The status of the wild cutthroat is unknown. The property is a 5.5-acre parcel that contains 2,200 feet of riparian habitat along both sides of Chico Creek. This parcel has retained access to its floodplain, its large woody debris and a complex profile of pools and riffles. Salmon Viewing Park has become a regional site for viewing the large numbers of salmon migrating to the watershed each fall. No signs have yet been placed on the property. A chain link fence was installed to keep debris from being dumped on site.
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FUNDING
Proposed Cost $252,615
Requested Funds $0
Allocated Funds $252,615
Spent Funds $252,615
Balance $0
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LOCATION
Sections:08
Legislative District:35
HUC12:Chico Creek-Frontal Sinclair Inlet (171100190705)
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Puget Sound, Threatened
Chum-Pop (ESU):Chum-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Not Warranted
Coho-Pop (ESU):Coho-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Species of Concern
City Areas:Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake
WRIA:Kitsap
County:Kitsap
Puget Sound Action Areas:North Central Puget Sound
Pink-Pop (ESU):Pink-Odd Year, Not Warranted
Salmon Recovery Regions:Puget Sound
HUC8:Puget Sound (17110019)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Puget Sound, East Kitsap Peninsula Tributaries, Threatened
Township:T24NR01E
Lead Entity Area:West Sound
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