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Applications to use state-owned aquatic lands: Orca-Straits District 
Fidalgo Bay near Anacortes, WA 


Applications for proposed leases or other uses for state-owned aquatic lands in the
Orca-Straits District

The Orca-Straits District 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 

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 opportunities for public access in their leases.

View approved use-authorization applications for Orca-Straits District.

appLICATIONS – Orca-Straits District

County Waterbody Applicant Name Type of Use
ClallamElwha River

National Park Service - Olympic National Forest

51-080978

Easement - Diversion Pump/Intake System
Elwha River

National Park Service - Olympic National Forest

51-080977

Easement - Outfall
Elwha River

National Park Service-Olympic National Forest

51-080979

Easement - Diversion Pump/Intake System
Port Angeles Harbor

Foss Maritime Co.

22-A02580

Lease - Log Storage

Clallam Bay

Straitside Resort

20-086383

Lease – Commercial Dock

Lake Southerland

Fisher Cove Campsite Trustees

20-A09496

Lease - marina
Sequim Bay

UMAMI Sea Vegetables

51-085348

Lease - Aquaculture
Strait of Juan de Fuca-Snow Creek

WDFW

20-084510

Lease - marina
Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, and Elliott Bay

The Seattle Aquarium

23-087263

Right of Entry  - Scientific/Educational Collection
Port Angeles Harbor

Icicle Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC DBA American
Gold Seafoods

20-087303

Harbor Area Lease – aquaculture support area
Port Angeles Harbor

City of Port Angeles

20-087677

Lease - boatlaunch
Sequim Bay

Bradley Biehl

23-087928

Right of Entry – Mooring Buoy License

Clallam Bay

Kim and Alene Hamilton

20-088802

Lease – Public Marina

Port Angeles Harbor

Port of Port Angeles

Number pending

Easement for business access
Strait of Juan de Fuca

Port of Port Angeles

22-A83897

Lease - Log Storage
Strait of Juan de Fuca

National Park Service

51-084555

Easement Amendment - Outfall
IslandAdmiralty Inlet

PUD No.1 Snohomish County

Number pending

 Right of Entry - sampling
Admiralty Inlet

Island County Public Works

51-088415

Easement - Storm Water Outfall

Saratoga Passage

Port of South Whidbey Island

20-085090

Lease Boundary Amendment – Public Marina

Admiralty Bay

PUD No. 1 of Snohomish County

20-088952

Lease – Pilot Tidal Energy

Admiralty Bay

PUD No. 1 of Snohomish County

51-088953

Easement – Pilot Tidal Energy

Port Susan

Cameron Foster

Number pending

License - Mooring Buoy

Saratoga Passage

Geoffrey Hutchinson

Number pending

License - Mooring Buoy
Guemes Channel

Port of Anacortes

Number pending

Right of Entry – Channel Dredging
Penn Cove

Roger Owner

23-090091

License - Mooring Buoy
Saratoga Passage

Michael Carlos

Number pending

Application for a Mooring Buoy license
Oak Harbor

City of Oak Harbor

51-090779

Easement - Outfall
Penn Cove

Captain Whidbey Inn

20-A11238

Lease - Commercial Dock
Puget Sound

University of Washington - Applied Physics Lab

23-091534

Right of Entry - Environmental Monitoring Equipment
Cornet Bay

Washington State Parks and Recreation

23-091530

Right of Entry - Geotechnical Investigation
JeffersonPort Townsend BayMcCarry Newell and Newell
20-082455
Lease – Dock
Quilcene Bay

Skokomish Indian Tribe

20-088832

Lease – Salmon Net Pen
Mystery Bay

Scott Swanter

23-081817

License - Mooring Buoy
Quilcene Bay

Coast Seafoods Company

20-B09560

Lease - Floating Aquaculture
Discovery Bay

Tom Madsen

20-079543

Lease Amendment - Aquaculture
KitsapHidden Cove, Port Madison

Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation

20-091410

Lease - Dock
Eagle Harbor

Richard Burke

20-A12118

Lease – Marina
Eagle Harbor

Gregg E. Magnuson

20-A11891

Lease - Float
Eagle Harbor

City of Bainbridge Island

20-085592

Lease - Commercial Dock and OWMAA
Port Orchard Passage

Jennifer & Lance Wicklund

23-091533

License - Mooring Buoy
Dyes Inlet - Barker Creek

The Suquamish Tribe

20-090866

Lease - Clams
Dyes Inlet - Erlands Point

The Suquamish Tribe

20-090865

Lease - Clams
San JuanWest SoundVinton H. and Amelia J. SommervilleEasement - Reverse Osmosis System
Reads Bay / Lopez SoundPhilip David DuboisMooring Buoy License
Harney ChannelBayhead Point Owners AssociationLease
Peavine PassBlakely Island MarinaLease
Fisherman BayFisherman Bay View AssociationMooring Buoy
Rosario StraitSea Acres Subdivision No. 1Lease
Harney Channel

San Juan County Public Works

20-B10227

Lease
Kings Ransome CoveDavid MorrisonMooring Buoy License
Haro Strait

Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (Battelle Memorial Institute)

Number pending

Right of Entry- scientific buoy
Griffin Bay

Cattle Point Water District

51-A70427

Easement - Desalination System
Mail BayMelanie Patten

Number Pending

Mooring Buoy License
Prevost HarborRalph Ericksen Farms Inc

Number Pending

Lease - Log booming and rafting
Friday HarborCannery Village Marina

20-011895

Maintenance Approval - Private Marina
Haro StraitKing's Ransome Cove

Number pending

Mooring Buoy License
Deer HarborDaniel Sarkisian

Number pending

Mooring Buoy License
West SoundWest Sound Marina Inc

20-B12555

Commercial Marina
Friday HarborBoard of Regents of UW

20-B10438

Private Marina
Blink BayT. Cable & D. Crosby

Number pending

Mooring Buoy License
Barlow BayTulalip Tribes of Washington

20-B11170

Lease Amendment - Pier, Ramps, Floats
Friday Harbor

J D Wilkinson

Number pending

Mooring Buoy License
Blind BayMalcolm Lea

Number Pending

Mooring Buoy License
Watmough BaySan Juan County Land Bank

20-089160

Lease - Mooring buoy field
Fisherman BayPort of Lopez

Number pending

Lease - Seaplane Landing Zone
Friday Harbor

Larry Hamilton

Number pending

License - Mooring Buoy
Fisherman BayEarl B. Diller Trust

20-A12861

Lease - Commercial Marina
Friday HarborUniversity of Washington

51-076046

Easement Amendment - Test Beds
Indian CoveCentury Tel of Washington

51-074720

Easement - Communication cable
San Juan ChannelCentury Tel of Washington

51-074695

Easement - Submarine communication cable
Reads BayPat O'Hara

23-089635

Mooring Buoy License
Fisherman BayJoshua A. Eide

Number pending

Mooring Buoy License
Smugglers CoveKing's Ransom Cove, LLC

Number pending

License - Mooring Buoy
Reads Bay

Barrie Austin

Number pending

License - Recreational Mooring Buoy
Reads BayShelia Dresker

Number pending

Mooring Buoy License
Fisherman BayJoanruth Baughmann

Number pending

Right of Entry - Derelict vessel removal
Mud BayBret Thornton
Number pending
Mooring buoy license
Friday HarborGerald and Nadine McCormick
Number pending
Mooring buoy license
Blind BayBreadley Husick

Number pending

Mooring buoy license
Griffin BaySan Juan County Public Works

20-A12244

Aquatic lease - public barge landing/public access
Haro StraitGregory Bennett

Number pending

Mooring Buoy License
San Juan Channel

Cornell University

Number pending

Right of Entry - Hydrophone Cables
Deer Harbor

Karl Kruger

Number pending

License - Mooring Buoy
Fisherman Bay

William & Kelly Koral

23-090883

Mooring Buoy License
Indian Cove

Carl Anderson

23-090882

Mooring Buoy License
Fisherman Bay

George Newbury

23-091145

Mooring Buoy License
Friday Harbor

Friends of the San Juans

23-091498

Right of Entry - Bulkhead Removal
Friday Harbor

Tom & Sandra Stevens

23-091609

License - Mooring Buoy
Harney Channel

Puddin'Head Park, a Condominium Association

20-A13593

Lease - Commercial Recreation Dock
Reads Bay

Jean A Baker

23-091698

Mooring Buoy License
Shoal Bay

Don Larson

23-091775

Mooring Buoy License - recreational use
Reads Bay

Andrea Shenton

23-091807

Mooring Buoy License
East Sound

Jay Kimball

23-091834

Mooring Buoy License
Friday Harbor

Contessa Leonard & John Wilson

23-091863

Mooring Buoy License
Friday Harbor

Manson Construction Co.

23-091885

Right of Entry - Temporary Commercial Mooring Buoy
Friday Harbor

Jim R Devaney

23-091947

Mooring Buoy License
Friday Harbor

Walter C Lockhart

23-091948

Mooring Buoy License
East Sound

James Kruse

23-091951

Mooring Buoy License
Fisherman Bay

Robert S Thesman

23-086881

Mooring Buoy License
Roche Harbor

After Hunts LLC / Kirby McDonald

23-092162

Mooring Buoy License
SkagitSkagit River

City of Anacortes

51-080849

Easement - Waterline
Baker River

Puget Sound Energy, Inc.

51-086747

Easement - Electrical Transmission Lines
Swinomish Channel

La Conner Associates LLC - 1, 2

22-A02724

Lease
Fidalgo BayAnacortes Marina Owners
Association
Lease
Turners Bay/
Similk Bay
DNR Creosote Removal ProjectRestoration
Guemes Channel

Alexander G. McLaren

22-084369

Lease
Harbor Area, Fidalgo Bay

BananaBelt Boats, LLC

22-084216

Lease
Guemes Channel

GEMS, LLC  (p. 1 of 2) , (p. 2 of 2)

22-A02335

JARPA application
Guemes Channel

Land Evolution Inc.

22-081319

Harbor Area Lease
Swinomish Channel

Port of Anacortes

23-086412

Right of Entry - Channel Dredging
Baker River and Baker Lake

Puget Sound Energy

51-077313

Easement - Baker Dam
Swinomish Channel

Town of La Conner

51-087205

Easement - Waterfront Boardwalk

Fidalgo Bay, Guemes Channel

Port of Anacortes

20-080024

Port Management Area Amendment – Public Port

Skagit River

Washington State Department of Transportation 

Number Pending

Easement - Bank Stabilization
Skagit River

Wildcat Steelhead Club

20-B12581

Lease - Private recreational dock
Guemes Channel

Lovric's Landing LLC

20-A02606

Harbor Area Lease - Commercial marina
Skagit River

Edgewater Anglers Association

20-A12871

Lease - Fishing boat moorage
Skagit River

Hub Sportsman Association

20-B12267

Lease - Fishing boat moorage
Skagit River

Skagit River Dock Club

20-B12498

Lease - Recreational Mooring Dock
Swinomish Channel

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

22-A02641

Lease - Public access deck and boat dock
Skagit River

Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County

20-079419

Lease - Water intake pump station
Swinomish Channel

Town of La Conner

Number pending

Right of Entry - Bank Stability Maintenance
Suiattle River

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Number pending

Right of Entry - Installation of sensors
Skagit River

Washington State Department of Transportation

Number pending

Right of Entry - Bridge Replacement
Swinomish Channel

Town of La Conner

Number pending

Easement - waterfront boardwalk
Langley BayVince and Kelli Lang
Number pending
License -- recreational mooring buoy
Fidalgo Bay

Puget Sound Restoration Fund

23-090398

Right of Entry--Oyster habitat restoration
Langley Bay

Charles Treichel

23-090421

License -- mooring buoy
Langley Bay

Michael Kruse

23-089205

License -- mooring buoy
Langley Bay

Virgil Hofkamp

23-089005

License -- mooring buoy
Skagit River

Skagit County PUD1

Number pending

Easement-overhead fiber optic cables
Swinomish ChannelCharles Hall
22-A02675
Harbor Line Lease - Private Marina
Miller Bay

Samuel Allen Bryant

Number pending

Mooring buoy license
Swinomish Channel

Gerald and Donna Blades

22-A02620

Harbor Area Lease
Fidalgo Bay

BananaBelt Boats, LLC

51-091104

Easement - Road Access
Fidalgo Bay

Anacortes Yacht Club (AYC)

23-081932

Anacortes Yacht Club (AYC) 23-081932
Guemes Channel

Northwest Straits Foundation

23-091655

Right of Entry - Bulkhead Removal Habitat Restoration
South Fork Nooksack River

Lummi Indian Business Council

23-091657

Right of Entry - Logjam
Langley Bay

Claude W Lampley

23-091696

Mooring buoy license
Swinomish Channel

Town of LaConner

51-087205

Amendment - Easement for Public Use Boardwalk
Swinomish Channel

Nell Thorn, LLC

22-A02689

Re-Authorization of Lease - Restaurant
Swinomish Channel

Nell Thorn, LLC

22-091862

Lease - Restaurant and Public Access
Swinomish Channel

Bruce McCaleb

22-A02692

Lease - Harbor Area Retail Business
Skagit River

Skagit County Parks and Recreation

20-B11544

Lease - Public Access
Samish River

Daniel James Costanti

20-B12830

Lease - Private Marina
SnohomishPuget Sound

City of Lynnwood

51-076083

Amendment of existing easement - outfall
Pilchuck RiverCity of EverettEasement-Water Transmission Pipeline
Skykomish River

Tulalip Tribes of Washington

23-A72902

Right of Entry - screw fish trap
Snohomish River

WSDOT

51-086639

Easement - New Bridge
Snohomish RiverCity of Everett Parks and RecreationLease
Snohomish River, Rotary ParkCity of Everett Parks & RestorationRight of Entry
Snohomish River, Ebey SloughWSDOTEasement
Possession Sound, Gedney Island

Kevin Lessig

Mooring Buoy License

Lake ChaplainCity of Everett Public Works Dept.Easement
Ebey SloughVerizon CommunicationsEasement
Hat Slough and Stillaguamish River

Wave Division Holdings 1 LLC

51-080515

Easement - Fiber Optic Cable Crossing
Hat Slough and Stillaguamish River

Verizon NW

51-080729

Easement - Telephone Cable
Skykomish River

Snohomish County PUD #1

51-085586

Easement - Power Lines and Fiber Optic Cable
Ebey Slough

Lake Stevens Sewer District

51-079458

Easement - Outfall
Possession Sound

Tulalip Utilities Authority

51-076085

Easement - Outfall
Stillaguamish River

City of Stanwood

51-081674

Easement - Outfall
Skagit Bay & Snohomish River

USA, Department of the Navy

23-087372

Right of Entry – Scientific Monitoring
Pilchuck River

French Slough Flood Control District

51-088194

Easement - Flood Fencing
Lake Goodwin

Snohomish County Parks & Recreation

number pending

Lease - Public Park
Pilchuck River

Sound Salmon Solutions

51-088560

Easement - Habitat Enhancement
Pilchuck River

Sound Salmon Solutions

51-088561

Easement - Habitat Enhancement
Snohomish RiverCity of Snohomish

51-088562

Easement - Sewer Forcemain
Wallace River

Northwest Pipeline GP

Number pending

Easement - Pipeline maintenance
Lake Stevens

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation

20-A12520

Lease - Public park
Snohomish River

Washington State Department of Transportation

Number pending

Right of Entry — Geotechnical Borings
Wallace River

Northwest Pipeline GP

23-090457

Right of Entry - Pipeline maintenance
East Waterway

Foss Maritime Company

Number pending

Right of Entry - Sediment Borings
Union Slough

Buse Timber and Sales Inc.

20-B12625

Lease - Log raft booming/log dewatering facility
Steamboat and Union Sloughs

Port of Everett

23-091174

Right of Entry – Estuary Restoration Project
Possession Sound

DOT – Washington Dept. of Transportation

23-091405

Right of Entry - Pier Removal
Port Gardner Bay

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. and the City of Everett

51-072799

Easement Amendment - Outfall Pipeline
Wallace River & Sultan River

Northwest Pipeline LLC

51-089904

Easement - Natural Gas
Pilchuck River

Snohomish County Public Works

51-091541

Easement - Bridge Crossing
Stillaguamish River

Stillaguamish Tribe

23-091889

Right of Entry - Engineered Log Jams
Sultan River

City of Sultan

51-092191

Easement - Pedestrian/Bicycle/Utilities Bridge
WhatcomStrait of Georgia

Pacific International Terminals

20-013265

Lease - Bulk Cargo Terminal
Semiahmoo Bay

City of Blaine

51-072606

Easement - Waste Outfall
Bellingham Bay

Department of Ecology

Number pending

Right of Entry - Sediment Sampling
 Bellingham Bay

City of Bellingham

22-084455

Harbor Area Lease

Bellingham Bay/

Chuckanut Bay

The Burlington Northern and
Santa Fe Railway Company

22-A02140

Lease
South Fork Nooksack
River
Whatcom Co. Public Works Dept.Right of Entry
Nooksack River

City of Ferndale

51-085967

Easement - Outfall
Nooksack River

City of Everson

Number Pending

Easement - Outfall
Baker River and Baker Lake

Puget Sound Energy

51-077313

Easement - Baker Dam
Dakota Creek

Harbor Shores LLC

51-087287

Easement - Sewer Main
Strait of Georgia

Whatcom County Parks

20-A09770

Lease - Marine Park
Bellingham Bay

Port of Bellingham

51-087624

Easement - Material storage
Sumas River

City of Sumas

51-070838

Easement - Waste Outfall
Lake Whatcom

Sudden Valley Community Association

20-B09745

Lease - Recreation dock, boat ramps

Bellingham Bay

City of Bellingham

22-002351, 22-002483

Modifications to existing leases for public access park
Nooksack River

City of Everson

51-072477

Easement - Outfall
Bellingham Bay

Port of Bellingham

51-089568

Easement - Environmental Cleanup

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

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