- Create a project driven by the restoration of natural hydrologic processes that sustains salmon and wildlife by breaching the north Ebey Slough levee.
- Maximize cover, forage, migratory pathways, and other habitat functions for salmon and other native fish.
- Implement a self-sustaining project that facilitates the transport and deposition of sediment and seeds for natural channel formation and native vegetation restoration.
- Facilitate native vegetation re-establishment through restoration planting.
- Promote the dieback of invasive vegetation (e.g., reed canary grass) cover through brackish water re-introduction.
- Restore the public’s and Tulalip people’s connection to the Qwuloolt marsh.
- Protect infrastructure with a constructed setback levee.
- Enhance water quality through construction of stormwater treatment cells.
- Recover the natural stream and floodplain forms through
filling of drainage ditches and re-contouring of mainstem
and distributary networks.
- Increase salmon populations and channel-floodplain habitat functions through placement of large wood within creeks.