Highway 101, east of Sequim, WA

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe


The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe wanted to design and build a new section of the Olympic Discovery Trail, east of Sequim, on property they owned. SCJ Alliance delineated wetlands for them and provided a report and mitigation plan.

The goal was to improve wetland and buffer conditions along the trail system, and to protect the wetlands from long-term trail use impacts. The report identified wetland conditions in eight different onsite systems and provided a mitigation plan for unavoidable impacts at three wetland crossings. In addition, the mitigation plan supported a future project–a plan to restore Eagle Creek, which currently flows into a diked farm pond.


“What’s cool is this regional trail system has been planned and built in stages over the past 25 years, and every new section represents a culmination of years of work from volunteers and landowners. This section of the Olympic Discovery Trail provides an important connection between other existing and planned sections near the Clallam/Jefferson County border.”

Lisa Palazzi, CPSS, PWS
Certified Professional Soil/Wetland Scientist