Keller Farm Mitigation Bank
Located in the City of Redmond Washington, the Keller Farm Mitigation Bank is being proposed as a joint Wetland and Salmon Conservation Bank and when developed will have a service are that includes portions of the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA-8). The project includes approximately 90 acres of historical wetlands, streams and riparian floodplain habitat that will be restored at the confluence of Bear, Evans and Perrigo Creeks. Restored habitat types will include a combination of Forested, Shrub and Emergent Riparian Wetland Habitat mixed with Riparian Uplands. Given its size and the location along important salmon bearing streams supporting a variety of anadromous and resident fish species, this property is the one of the last of its kind in the Puget Sound Region. When the project is certified and restoration has occurred, the Bank will provide aquatic resource credits to projects that have unavoidable aquatic resource, critical area and habitat impacts within the project’s service area. The Keller project will be a valuable resource to many of the urbanized areas of the Puget Sound within the project service area that lack the ability to do meaningful and sustainable mitigation on their own. Credits are expected to be available at the end of 2016 or early 2017. For more information on the Keller Farm Mitigation Bank Project, please contact us.