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Approved use authorizations for state-owned aquatic lands — Orca-Straits District 
Fidalgo Bay near Anacortes, WA 


Approved use-authorization applications for
ORCA-STRAITS District  

DNR has approved the following applications for leases or other land-use authorizations for state-owned aquatic lands in the Orca-Straits District, which includes the following counties:

  • Clallam
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • Kitsap (North of Keyport and Bainbridge Island.
    Southern Kitsap county is in the Shoreline District.)
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Whatcom 

Approved applications for areas of Kitsap county south of Keyport and Bainbridge Island are on the Shoreline District page.

DNR's aquatic lands managers work with lessees, and those with other authorizations, to use these public aquatic lands with care—protecting habitat and whenever possible, including public access points in their lease.

View current applications to lease or obtain other types of use authorizations for the Orca-Straits District.

Decision notices are posted on this page for one year from the decision date.

approved lease / aquatic land-use applications– Orca-Straits District

CountyWaterbodyApplicant NameType of Use & Decision Date
ClallamPort Angeles HarborCity of Port Angeles
20-085091
Lease - Signed 8/1/2011
Strait of Juan de Fuca

City of Port Angeles Public Works and Utilities

51-079413

Easement Amendment

Signed 12/19/2012

Sequim BayPacific Northwest National Laboratory

23-090440

Right of Entry – Small Vessel Standoff Detection

Signed 8/26/2013

Neah BayMakah Indian Tribe

23-090571

Right of Entry-Geotechnical Investigation

Signed 9/23/2013

Port Angeles Harbor

City of Port Angeles

22-081288

Lease – Amendment Beach restoration and improvements

Signed 1/23/2014

Neah Bay

Makah Tribal Council

20-A10051

Lease – Commercial Fishing Dock

Signed 2/13/2014

Sequim Bay

James Souza

20-B12043

Lease – Aquaculture (Clams)

Signed 05/22/2014

Port Angeles HarborNippon Paper Industries Co Ltd

23-087412

Right of Entry – removal of existing structure

Signed 08/02/2011

Port Angeles Harbor

Rayonier Inc

23-086285

Right of Entry – monitoring wells

Signed 11/30/2011

Dungeness Bay

US Department of Energy

23-091876

Right of Entry - Scientific Buoy Deployment

Signed 9/29/2014

IslandPort SusanGerald & Mary Jo Sweeney

23-088838

Right of Entry - Replace log piling bulkhead

Signed 8/2/2012

Skagit Bay & Snohomish River

USA, Department of the Navy

23-087372

Right of Entry – Scientific Monitoring

Cancelled

Saratoga PassageShangri-La Shores, Inc.

20-083868

Lease

Signed 05/12/2014

Penn CovePenn Cove Shellfish Inc.
20-B12231

Lease - Dock

Signed 06/02/2012

Oak Harbor

City of Oak Harbor

20-010082

Lease Amendment - Commercial Marina

Signed 10/15/2014

Jefferson

Hood Canal

Hood Canal Mariculture

20-B12535

Lease – aquaculture

- Signed 1/1/2012

Port Ludlow BayMeydenbauer Bay Yacht Club

20-A09180

Renewal – Marina

- Signed 3/26/2012

Port Ludlow BayMeydenbauer Bay Yacht Club

23-088185

Right of Entry - Mooring/Rafting Area

- Signed 5/29/2012

Dosewallips River

Wild Fish Conservancy

Pending - log jam - Signed 8/19/2011
Hoh River10,000 Year Institute

23-088497

Easement - Noxious Weed Removal - Being processed by DNR State Lands
South Port Townsend Bay

Aaron Carson

23-089134

Mooring Buoy License

Rejected 02/14/2013

Dabob Bay

A&K Shellfish

20-084703

Clam & Oyster Growing

Signed 01/22/2013

Puget Sound

PUD No. 1 of Jefferson County

51-086506

Easement - Fiber Optic Cable

Signed 04/10/2013

Scow Bay

David Lord

23-088837

License – Mooring Buoy

Signed 5/1/2013

South Port Townsend BayDaniel Karten

23-089153

License – Mooring Buoy

Signed 7/1/2013

South Port Townsend BayJim Peacock

23-089133

License – Mooring Buoy

Signed 8/1/2013

Oak Bay / Portage CanalJefferson County Public Works

20-B13279

Lease - County Park

Signed 7/29/2013

Admiralty InletGlacier Northwest

20-B12080

Lease Amendment

Signed 11/20/2013

South Port Townsend BayJefferson County Marine Resources Committee

23-090525

License - Marker Buoys

Signed 2/3/2014

Discovery Bay

North Olympic Salmon Coalition

23-090875

Right of Entry - Habitat Restoration

Signed 03/19/2014

South Port Townsend BayJamie Hayashi

23-090208

License - Mooring Buoy

Signed 06/06/2014

South Port Townsend BayRupert Morris Buntin Jr.

23-090210

License - Mooring Buoy

Signed 06/06/2014

South Port Townsend Bay

Eric Panzer

23-090211

License - Mooring Buoy

Signed 06/06/2014

South Port Townsend BayRett Buntin

23-090209

License - Mooring Buoy

Signed 06/06/2014

Mystery Bay

Jerry & Martina Haskins

23-085534

License - Mooring Buoy

Signed 8/26/2014

Discovery Bay

Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee

23-091484

Right of Entry - Oyster Restoration

Signed: 8/5/2014

Port Townsend Bay

Port Townsend Paper Corporation

23-091529

Right of Entry - Sediment Sampling

Signed 9/4/2014

Hood CanalU.S. Naval Base Kitsap

51-089388

Easement -- Restrictive easement

Signed 7/7/2014

Hoh River

Washington State Department of Transportation

51-086423

Easement – Engineered Log Structures

Signed 7/22/2014

KitsapPort Gamble Bay

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe

23-091556

Right of Entry - Piling and Debris Removal

Signed 9/22/2014

San JuanThatcher BaySkagit Fisheries Enhancement GroupRestoration completed
Blind BayTG Dynamics Group II

Lease - Joint use dock

Signed Sept 2011

Upright ChannelMark Raphael

23-087876

Mooring Buoy License

Signed Nov 2011

Swifts BayMike Kimmich

23-087877

Mooring Buoy License

Signed Nov 2011

Fisherman BayMeg Partridge

23-088218

Mooring Buoy License

Signed Jan 2012

Mackaye Harbor

Warren J. Leuth

51-086659

Easement - desalination pipelines

Signed 4/2012

Friday Harbor

Capron’s Landing Marina Owners Association

20-B10965

Lease – Private Marina

Signed 6/2012

Mitchell Bay

Purdy Jay Henderson III 

20-084448

Lease

Signed 6/2012

East SoundTom and Peggy Phillips

23-088594

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 5/2012

East SoundNancy Vytlacil

23-088834

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 7/2012

Fisherman BaySami and Gayl Beller

23-087848

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 4/2012

Lopez Sound

Mike Bumstead

23-088589

Right of Entry - Beach Nourishment

Signed 10/3/2012

West Sound

Orcas Vision Preserve, LLC

Note ownership change. Previous owner: Peter Paul Whittier Trust, Kimberly A Whittier Trust, Cheyenna L Whittier Trust

20-B12477

Lease - Dock

Signed 09/26/2012

Friday Harbor

Friday Island Homeowners Association

20-A12865

Lease Amendment - Community Association Dock

Signed 10/01/2012

Reads Bay

Decatur Shores Community Association

20-A09175

Lease Amendment - Community Association Dock

Signed 10/01/2012

Deer Harbor

John Storey

23-082959

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 09/13/2012

Skagit Burrows Bay

 Kona Residence Trust

20-A11236

 Lease - Signed 4/26/2012
South Fork Nooksack RiverLummi Natural Resources

23-088689

Right of Entry - Engineered Logjam

Signed 8/2012

Skagit River

Washington State Department of Transportation

23-087670

Right of Entry – Piling Replacement

Signed 8/2012

Burrows BayNorthwest Schooner Society

23-088882

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 7/2012

Skagit River

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

20-087133

Lease - Public boat launches

Signed 9/10/2012

Swinomish Channel

Rick and Kay Trelstad

22-A02665

Lease - Residential Ramp and Float
SnohomishSnohomish River

City of Everett

23-087622

Right of Entry - Sediment Borings -

Signed Nov. 9, 2011

Sultan RiverSnohomish County PUD #1

23-088280

Right of Entry - Fish Trap

Signed 2/17/2012

Possession SoundWashington State Department of Transportation / Ferries

23-088384

Right of Entry – Sediment sampling

Signed 3/14/2012

Sultan RiverSnohomish County PUD #1

51-088310

Easement - Engineered Logjams

Signed 6/2012

Snohomish Waterway

Washington State Department of Transportation

23-087671

Right of Entry - Emergency Bridge Repair

Signed 8/2011

North Fork Stillaguamish River

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

23-088613

Right of Entry - Engineered log jams

Signed 12/3/2012

Snohomish River

Black Rock Cable, Inc.

51-086510

Easement - overhead fiberoptic cable

Signed 12/6/2012

Puget SoundPC Landing Corp

51-070810

Easement Amendment - Fiber Optic Cable

Signed 05/12/2014

WhatcomNorth Fork Nooksack River

Nooksack Indian Tribe

23-087459

Right of Entry - Engineered logjams -

Signed August 9, 2011

Strait of GeorgiaWestern Washington University

23-088215

Right of Entry - Sensor Deployment - Signed Dec 12, 2011
Hale Passage

Lummi Rock, LLC

23-087409

Right of Entry - Barge Removal

Signed August 2011

South Fork Nooksack River Nooksack Indian Tribe

23-088826

Right of Entry - Engineered log jams at Hardscrabble Reach

Signed 9/14/2012

South Fork Nooksack RiverNooksack Indian Tribe

23-088827

Right of Entry - Engineered log jams at Hutchinson Creek Reach

Signed 9/14/2012

North Fork Nooksack River

Nooksack Indian Tribe

23-088532

Right of Entry - Engineered log jams at Wildcat Reach

Signed 9/14/2012

Bellingham Bay

Bellingham Cold Storage

23-087836

Right of Entry - Maintenance Dredge

Signed 7/26/2012

Hale Passage

Lummi Rock

23-088951

Right of Entry - barge removal

Signed 8/10/2012

Nooksack River Whatcom County

51-088637

Easement - Bridge Replacement
South Fork Nooksack River

Puget Sound Energy

51-089897

Easement - Overhead transmission line
Nooksack RiverFrontier Communications Northwest Inc

51-090062

Easement - Overhead communication lines
Bellingham BayPort of Bellingham

23-090246

Right of Entry - Restoration project
Bellingham BayCity of Bellingham

51-090393

Easement — Sediment Cap
North Fork Nooksack River

Nooksack Indian Tribe

23-091407

Right of Entry - Engineered logjams
South Fork Nooksack River

Evergreen Land Trust, Gina Duell

23-091697

Right of Entry - Engineered logjam
South Fork Nooksack River

Nooksack Indian Tribe

23-091781

Conservation License - Engineered logjam

 * encompasses multiple bodies of water in multiple counties.

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 Contacts

Orca Straits District
360-856-3500
aquaticleasing.orca@dnr.wa.gov

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