Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Department provides support to both public and private lands to manage water, soils, plants and wildlife within and connected to the City limits. The department works proactively with new and existing landowners to protect and restore natural conditions when possible to provide ecosystem functions that help fish and wildlife survive, keep our lands healthy and improve quality of life for all.

The City often partners with the Stillaguamish Tribe and Stilly/Snohomish Task force on providing opportunities for volunteers to help with restoration projects like plantings trees and monitoring restoration projects. The department also participates at regional levels on efforts to restore endangered Chinook salmon and implementation of the Puget Sound Action Agenda.