Blueprint for the Restoration and Enhancement of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Tributaries
The Blueprint for the Restoration and Enhancement of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Tributaries recommends a new set of restoration actions that build on the latest science and current efforts to move the Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon population closer to recovery. It is critical to have sufficient habitat restored to support a robust, self-sustaining population, particularly once the supplementation program is discontinued by 2021.
The Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group (KWG) is first focusing on securing the existing, known native kokanee population and the stream habitats it currently relies upon to maintain its existence. Therefore, the geographic scope of this document encompasses the Lake Sammamish basin, which includes the lake and its tributaries. Over the long term, the KWG may expand the Blueprint to address a broader geography to further restore and sustain all the native kokanee populations. The Blueprint offers a set of habitat restoration actions that directly contribute to the recovery of kokanee salmon in Lake Sammamish..
This blueprint is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Full document: Blueprint for the Restoration and Enhancement of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Tributaries (12.1 Mb)
Kokanee Blueprint handout (974 Kb)
- Front Matter and Introduction (1.9 Mb)
Cover, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Summary Table of all Kokanee Habitat Projects, Executive Summary and Introduction
- Category 1 Streams (2.7 Mb)
Primary Kokanee Spawning Streams
Laughing Jacobs Creek
Pine Lake Creek
- Category 2 Streams (1.3 Mb)
Large streams in the south end of the Lake Sammamish Basin that currently do not support many kokanee but have the potential to support a large run.
- Category 3 Streams (2.7 Mb)
Small secondary streams that have potential for kokanee spawning.
George Davis Creek
Vasa (Squibbs) Creek
- Category 4 Streams and back cover (1.8 Mb)
Other small streams that have little to no recent spawner information and that likely have some limited potential for kokanee spawning; back cover with partner logos..
For more information about the Blueprint for the Restoration and Enhancement of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Tributaries, please contact David St. John, Policy Advisor, Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks.