Approved use authorizations for state-owned aquatic lands — Orca-Straits District
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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
ClallamDungeness Bay

US Department of Energy

23-091876

Right of Entry - Scientific Buoy Deployment

Signed 9/29/2014

Port Angeles Harbor

Foss Maritime Co.

22-A02580

Lease - Log Storage

Signed 2/9/2015

IslandOak Harbor

City of Oak Harbor

20-010082

Lease Amendment - Commercial Marina

Signed 10/15/2014

Puget Sound

University of Washington - Applied Physics Lab

23-091534

Right of Entry - Environmental Monitoring Equipment

Signed 12/8/2014

Cornet Bay

Washington State Parks and Recreation

23-091530

Right of Entry - Geotechnical Investigation

Signed 1/15/2015

JeffersonSouth 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

Discovery Bay

Tom Madsen

20-079543

Lease Amendment - Aquaculture

Signed 12/2/2014

KitsapPort Gamble Bay

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe

23-091556

Right of Entry - Piling and Debris Removal

Signed 9/22/2014

Port Orchard Passage

Jennifer & Lance Wicklund

23-091533

License - Mooring Buoy

Signed 2/9/2015

San JuanFriday Harbor

Jim R Devaney

23-091947

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 12/1/2014

Friday Harbor

Walter C Lockhart

23-091948

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 12/15/2014

East Sound

James Kruse

23-091951

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 12/22/2014

Friday Harbor

Manson Construction Co.

23-091885

Right of Entry - Temporary Commercial Mooring Buoy

Signed 10/1/2014

East Sound

Jay Kimball

23-091834

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 11/13/2014

Reads Bay

Andrea Shenton

23-091807

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 11/24/2014

Shoal Bay

Don Larson

23-091775

Mooring Buoy License - recreational use

Signed 10/23/2014

Friday Harbor

Friends of the San Juans

23-091498

Right of Entry - Bulkhead Removal

Signed 9/15/2014

San Juan Channel

Cornell University

23-090773

Right of Entry - Hydrophone Cables

Signed 7/21/14

Fisherman Bay

Robert S Thesman

23-086881

Mooring Buoy License

Signed 1/21/15

SkagitSwinomish Channel

Nell Thorn, LLC

22-091862

Lease - Restaurant and Public Access

Signed 12/17/2014

Swinomish Channel

Nell Thorn, LLC

22-A02689

Re-Authorization of Lease - Restaurant

Signed 12/17/2014

South Fork Nooksack River

Lummi Indian Business Council

23-091657

Right of Entry - Logjam

Signed 8/4/2014

Fidalgo Bay

Anacortes Yacht Club (AYC)

23-081932

Anacortes Yacht Club (AYC) 23-081932

Signed 8/7/2014

SnohomishStillaguamish River

Stillaguamish Tribe

23-091889

Right of Entry - Engineered Log Jams

Signed 10/6/2014

Possession Sound

DOT – Washington Dept. of Transportation

23-091405

Right of Entry - Pier Removal

Signed 6/23/2014

WhatcomBellingham BayPort of Bellingham

23-090246

Right of Entry - Restoration project

Signed 9/9/2014

North Fork Nooksack River

Nooksack Indian Tribe

23-091407

Right of Entry - Engineered logjams

Signed 7/1/2014

South Fork Nooksack River

Evergreen Land Trust, Gina Duell

23-091697

Right of Entry - Engineered logjam

Signed 8/5/2014

South Fork Nooksack River

Nooksack Indian Tribe

23-091781

Conservation License - Engineered logjam

Signed 7/31/2014

 * 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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