Advance Mitigation Site at Little Bear Creek


Snohomish County Public Works recently acquired four parcels of land in the lower Little Bear Creek Watershed near Woodinville. The 17 acres acquired will be used as part of an advance mitigation effort.

This effort is to restore wetlands and stream habitat on the site, preserve other areas, and enhance some areas to compensate for impacts associated with future roadway projects.


Demolition of the buildings began in February 2019 and has been completed. Ad date is scheduled for spring 2022; construction may occur in summer 2022 provided all permits and funding are in place.

Traffic Impact

There is no expected traffic impact for this project.


  • Funding for this project is provided by the Snohomish County Road Fund.

Environmental Review

  • An environmental review of the Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (RC 1730) has been completed in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). SEPA requires that all state and local agencies identify and evaluate the environmental impacts of their land use decisions. An Environmental Checklist has been prepared and a Determination of Non-Significance has been issued for this project. These documents are available by viewing the links below.