Endangered Species Act 

Pacific Northwest Chinook salmon were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1999. This federal listing requires measures to restore Chinook salmon habitat and prevent the further decline of the species.

The City of Mountlake Terrace is assisting with the recovery of Chinook salmon through a habitat improvement project on Lyon Creek, participation in planning efforts through the Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 8 Salmon Recovery Council, monitoring of Lake Ballinger, and a public education program to protect water quality.