SWM protects and restores fish and wildlife habitat within county rivers, lakes, streams and Puget Sound by building habitat projects and coordinating with stakeholder groups to reach consensus around competing priorities. Staff work within the shorelines of Puget Sound, Stillaguamish, Snohomish watersheds and tributaries that drain into the Lake Washington-Cedar-Sammamish watershed.
One of the ways SWM does this is by designing and implementing habitat restoration and recovery projects on rivers, estuaries and shorelines. SWM also improves fish passage under county roads by replacing fish barrier culverts.
The list below highlights current and past habitat projects.