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Partnership News and Events

Meeting Notice
The Science Panel will meet in Tacoma on April 23rd. LEARN MORE

The Partnership in D.C.
Puget Sound Partnership's Executive Director, Sheida Sahandy, was in Washington, D.C, earlier this spring to talk to Congress about the importance of protecting and recovering Puget Sound. You can watch the video of her testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee.

Advance the video to about 2:15 and settle back to listen. She makes the case for the critical importance of funding for the National Estuary Program. Prefer to read? The text of her testimony is available here.

Biennial Science Work Plan For 2014-2016:
An Assessment Of Priority Science For Restoring And Protecting Puget Sound, With Research Priority Recommendations For The Next Biennium
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Puget Sound Partnership Response to Operating Budget Watershed Proviso

In the 2014 state legislative session, the Legislature directed the Partnership to review the roles of local watershed and salmon recovery groups and provide recommendations to streamline and strengthen Puget Sound recovery efforts. The Partnership contracted with Ross Strategic to conduct third-party interviews. The resulting recommendations were delivered to the Legislature Dec. 1.

Puget Sound Recovery Caucus White Paper
Congressmen Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck have released a new white paper describing the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus’ coordinated action at the federal level and how best to collaborate with stakeholders on efforts to improve the health of Puget Sound.
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Voluntary Incentive Program Dialogue
Technical Memo - Effectiveness of VIPs and Next Steps

Landowner Perspectives on Voluntary Conservation Incentive Programs
Results and Recommendations from a Landowner Survey in theSnohomish and Stillaguamish Watersheds (PDF)


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