Marine Protected Areas within Puget Sound

Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-750: "'Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area' is defined as those tidelands owned by the Town of Steilacoom at Saltar's Point Beach located between Montgomery Street and Martin Street, and the water column above those tidelands." Effective since 9/16/2000.


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An image of the entrance at the end of Montgomery Street, facing SW.

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A view of the area from the entrance, facing NW.
Recreational Restrictions / Openings
Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  
 
Commercial Restrictions / Openings
Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

 

Geographic Statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 4.48 1.81
Subtidal None None
Total 4.48 1.81

 

Prominent and unique features

This site includes only the intertidal area. The substrate is fine to mixed cobble. The site was closed at the request of the City of Steilacoom, which owns the intertidal zone.

Description of fish, bird, and mammal resources at the site

The site has not been formally surveyed for organisms but anticipated organisms include intertidal bivalves, encrusting organisms, sea stars and moon snails (Polinices lewisii).

Programs in place to manage the site

Onsite management is performed by the City of Steilacoom. A sign informs beach users of the harvest and collecting prohibitions.

Issues of concern

The site does not have an active volunteer or scientific program.

Performance measures

None at present.