Accession Number:

ADA109338

Title:

Snohomish Estuary Wetlands Study Volume III. Classification and Mapping

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON STATE DEPT OF GAME OLYMPIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

This study is intended to aid the Corps, other public agencies, and permit applicants in evaluating the biological impacts of proposed development activities in the Snohomish River basin. The most critical biological areas within the Snohomish River basin are marshes, swamps, and forested riparian areas. Some of the specific critical areas within the three critical habitat types are salt marshes at the mouth of Quilceda Creek, the salt marsh on the eastern tip of Smith Island, and the salt marsh east of the Tulalip dump, large freshwaterbrackish marshes southeast of Marysville, all freshwater marshes found around oxbow ponds, swamps and marshes on Otter Island, the four large swamps on Ebey Island including a large swamp on the southwestern corner owned by the Washington State Game Department, and large cottonwood dominated riparian stripe along the Snohomish, Skykomish, and Snoqualmie Rivers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE