Private landowners are vital to keeping wild salmon in our streams
Our goal is to assist landowners who wish to enhance salmon habitat on their property by providing technical and financial assistance and project management.
As a non-profit, non-regulatory organization, we cooperate with landowners who wish to enhance salmon habitat and their property value.
What is the process?
Each project is different, and the process varies depending upon size, type, location, available funding, and landowner objectives. Most restoration projects involve the following steps:
- The SSS Project Manager visits the site for a preliminary assessment at no cost for the landowner.
- In consultation with the landowner, the Project Manager develops a project description, which may include project design, budget, timeline and grant proposal.
- Project implementation coordination and post-project maintenance and monitoring is conducted by SSS staff, field crew, or groups of volunteers.
- The landowner is involved at the level at which he or she is comfortable. SSS highly encourages landowner involvement since we have found that landowner participation is key to long-term stewardship of the project goals.
- Projects will be monitored for three to ten years after completion.