The Skagit Watershed Council (SWC) functions as a “Lead Entity” with respect to proposed salmon restoration projects. The SWC is based in Mount Vernon and it’s director is Richard Brocksmith, (360-419-9326). In a nutshell, the SWC is the local group that solicits for proposals, conducts technical evaluations, then citizen rankings, prior to submitting their ranked list of project applications to the Salmon Recovery Board in Olympia.
A description of the SWC’s role as a “Lead Entity” is described in the Lead Entity Program Guide, available as a PDF download here:
The SWC’s Documents and Archives page is here: