What is University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College doing to be Salmon-Safe and help protect Puget Sound?

First certified in 2008 as one of Washington’s first Salmon-Safe campuses, the 135-acre University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College remains a leading Salmon-Safe project in Puget Sound.

  • The 58-acre wetland restoration project on campus redirects North Creek, a tributary to the Sammamish River, from a straight channel to an ecologically functional naturally-shaped river delta
  • North Creek on campus provides potential migration, spawning and rearing habitat for juvenile and adult steelhead and salmon
  • Development on campus meets Salmon-Safe standards for onsite stormwater management and zero sediment runoff in construction
  • Low input landscape practices include campus-wide water conservation, Salmon-Safe integrated pest management, and even grazing goats to control invasive plants
  • Ongoing campus-wide stormwater management improvements through green infrastructure to reduce any risk of downstream impacts from campus development and operation

UWB/Cascadia College was recertified Salmon-Safe in 2018.