If you are a streamside landowner, you are one of the luckiest people on Earth. To live along a stream in the Pacific Northwest is a privilege few people experience.

People lucky enough to live along streams have a little bit of nature in their own backyards. The sound of the water, the beauty of nature’s bounty, and maybe even the thrill of watching salmon spawn, are things most people never experience.

You are also the steward for some of our most important public resources: clean and safe water, abundant salmon, wildlife habitat, drainage, flood control, and erosion control.

Caring for the Stream

By caring for the streams and rivers that make this area so special, you can leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Don’t worry, you are not alone, because the water and wildlife in your stream are public resources and are important to many people, assistance is available to help you care for your stream.

Landowner Technical Assistance

Available to streamside landowners in unincorporated areas of Snohomish County are a variety of resources including site visits, restoration guidance, workshops, print materials, and personal assistance. All resources are designed to help improve water quality and aquatic habitat, and reduce downstream impacts such as flooding, erosion, and pollution.