Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel to discuss Biennial
Science Work Plan, Marine Survival Project, Implementation Strategies at June 21-22 meeting
The Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel will meet on
Tuesday, June 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 22, from 9
a.m. to 12 p.m. at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab,Henderson Hall, 1013 NE
40th Street, Seattle.
Tuesday meeting highlights include:
The latest on efforts to update the 2016
Biennial Science Work Plan, which recommends priority science actions in
support of ecosystem recovery. Science and monitoring help us understand
whether our efforts to recover and protect Puget Sound are having the desired
A presentation on the Salish Sea Marine Survival
Project, led by representatives from Long Live the Kings, the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, and Washington Department of Fish &
Wildlife. The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project is a U.S.-Canada research
effort to determine the causes of poor salmon and steelhead survival in marine
waters between Puget Sound and British Columbia.
Wednesday meeting highlights include:
A presentation and workshop on Implementation
Strategies for the Floodplains and Land Development/Land Cover Vital Signs. Implementation Strategies are plans for
achieving the 2020 ecosystem recovery targets for the Vital Signs, which tell
us about the health of habitat and species in Puget Sound.
The full Science Panel agenda, meeting materials and
directions are available at http://www.psp.wa.gov/SP_meetings.php.
This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to provide comment and
learn about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound.
If you need special accommodations to participate in this
meeting, please notify the Special Assistant to the Boards, Dominique Hampton,
About the Science
Science Panel provides expert advice to the Leadership Council and the Puget
Sound Partnership. Appointed by the Leadership Council, members are among the
top scientists in Washington State.
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.