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Living with Lakes

If you live on or near a lake, you are probably already aware of the unique joys and challenges of lakeside living. Whether you enjoy…

Clallam County

  Clallam County WSU Extension: 360-417-2279   Clallam Conservation District: (360) 775-3747   Oil Spill Reporting  Coast Guard; Best practice is to call both: 
State:…

Tribal Contacts

  Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission:  Main office: (360) 438-1180 The following contact information is for member of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. For information on…

Skagit County

  Skagit County WSU Extension: (360) 428-4270   Skagit Conservation District: (360) 428-4313   Skagit County Environmental Public Health Septic systems (on-site sewage): 360-336-9474 Drinking…

General Resources

  WSU Washington’s Water:  WSU publications, programs, training, research, and information. WSU Drought Alert Website:  Up to date information about Washington’s drought. Oil Spill Reporting …

Discovering how waste affects human, shellfish and marine life

Shellfish, such as oysters, mussels, and clams are filter feeders that subsist by eating tiny particles floating in the water. Bacteria found in the feces…

Shoreline Permit Process

The Shoreline Management Act (SMA) was adopted by voters in 1972 and covers more than 20,000 miles of Washington State saltwater, river, and lake shorelines.…

Working with Your Contractor & Planning Department

Check with your city or county building department whenever you are planning any clearing or development near the shoreline, to see what their requirements are…

Growing Your Own Shellfish

Hundreds of shoreline landowners around Puget Sound grow their own clams, oysters, and geoducks on their beaches, or mussels from their docks. Seed and equipment…

Harvesting Fish & Shellfish – Protecting your beach from contamination:

Waste from humans, pets, livestock, and wildlife can make its way into the water and contaminate it with harmful bacteria and other pathogens. Shellfish such…
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