Both meetings are open to the public and will take place at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 rth Ave. North, Edmonds.
Highlights of the
Science Panel meeting:
A presentation on National Estuary Program
funding, led by representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency’s
regional office. For the Puget Sound region, National Estuary Program funds are
directed toward high priority actions to restore habitat, reduce stormwater
runoff, and re-open shellfish beds.
The status of work to update both the 2016 Puget
Sound Action Agenda and the 2016 Biennial Science Work Plan. These
collaborative planning processes support the Partnership’s goal to focus
investments on actions that are most likely to advance Puget Sound protection
and recovery targets. The Science Panel will discuss ways to rate science
actions in the Biennial Science Work Plan and Action Agenda.
Highlights of the
Salmon Recovery Council meeting:
A presentation on steelhead life cycle model
analysis, led by scientists from the Washington Department of Fish &
Wildlife and Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. This work is helping to
improve our understanding of important actions needed to recover steelhead in
Update on current progress to create a Chinook
Implementation Strategy. Implementation Strategies are plans for achieving
ecosystem recovery targets for the 2020 Vital Signs thathelp direct work toward
the highest priority actions.
A presentation on the Salish Sea Marine Survival
project, led by Michael Schmidt from Long Live the Kings. The Marine Survival project
is a collaborative, transboundary effort to understand the causes of low early
marine survival of juvenile steelhead and salmon in Puget Sound.
If you would like to attend either meeting and need special accommodations to participate, please notify the Special Assistant to the Boards, Dominique Hampton, at 360.464.1229.
About the Puget Sound Partnership
Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency formed to lead the region’s
collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. Working with hundreds of governments, tribes, scientists, businesses, and nonprofits,
the Partnership mobilizes partner action around a common agenda,
advances Sound investments, and tracks progress to optimize recovery.