effectiveness monitoring

 

What’s working to restore Puget Sound?

Many restoration and management actions have been effective in restoring the Puget Sound ecosystem, but scientific results are often reported in technical documents that can be hard to find. We are distilling information about what’s working to restore Puget Sound for our partners and decision-makers. By directly connecting effectiveness data to recovery actions, we can highlight successes and improve our strategies by funding actions that are the most effective. Fact Sheets and Background Summaries support implementation of the Action Agenda to accelerate the recovery of Puget Sound. 

FACT SHEETS AND NARRATIVE SUMMARIES

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: RESTORE AND RE-OPEN SHELLFISH BEDS

Keeping shellfish beds open by reducing fecal coliform (Samish Basin)

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: PREVENT POLLUTION FROM URBAN STORMWATER RUNOFF

Selecting the best wet weather management actions (Seattle Public Utility)

Comparing costs to reduce toxic pollution (City of Tacoma)

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: PROTECT AND RESTORE HABITAT

ESTUARIES

Restoring tidal wetlands to support Chinook salmon (South Fork Skagit)

Restoring tidal wetlands to support young salmon and reduce flood damage (Fisher Slough)

Restoring tidal wetlands to support salmon (Snohomish River)

Creating natural habitat for salmon and other wildlife (Nisqually)

Restoring the estuary to support salmon and reduce flooding (Skokomish)

NEARSHORE

Removing bulkheads to restore shoreline habitat while protecting residential uses (Bainbridge Island)

Nearshore regulations are put in place to ensure shoreline property and nearshore habitat are protected (Kitsap, King, and San Juan counties)

Restoring Nearshore Habitat and Improving Public Access (Island County)

Restoring natural shoreline and public beach access in an urban park (King County)

Removing bulkheads to protect property and create habitat for forage fish (Skagit County)

RIPARIAN

Re-establishing native forests on restoration sites (King County)

Fact Sheets and Narrative Summaries

The Action Agenda is the roadmap for recovering Puget Sound and includes three Strategic Initiatives designed to focus recovery efforts.

Strategic Initiative: Restore and re-open shellfish beds

Keeping shellfish beds open by reducing fecal coliform (Samish Basin)

Download the Samish Basin fact sheet

Download the full Samish Basin background summary



Strategic Initiative: Prevent pollution from urban stormwater runoff

Selecting the best wet weather management actions (Seattle Public Utility)

Download the Seattle Public Utility fact sheet

Download the full Seattle Public Utility background summary

Comparing costs to reduce toxic pollution (City of Tacoma)

Download the City of Tacoma fact sheet

Download the full City of Tacoma background summary



Strategic Initiative: Protect and restore habitat

ESTUARIES
Restoring tidal wetlands to support Chinook salmon (South Fork Skagit)

Download the South Fork Skagit fact sheet

Download the full South Fork Skagit background summary

Restoring tidal wetlands to support young salmon and reduce flood damage (Fisher Slough)

Download the Fisher Slough fact sheet

Download the full Fisher Slough background summary

Restoring tidal wetlands to support salmon (Snohomish River)

Download the Snohomish River Delta fact sheet

Download the full Snohomish River Delta background summary

Creating natural habitat for salmon and other wildlife (Nisqually)

Download Nisqually fact sheet

Download the full Nisqually background summary

Restoring the estuary to support salmon and reduce flooding (Skokomish)

Download the Skokomish fact sheet

Download the full Skokomish background summary

NEARSHORE
Removing bulkheads to restore shoreline habitat while protecting residential uses (Bainbridge Island)

Download the Bainbridge fact sheet

Download the full Bainbridge background summary

Nearshore regulations are put in place to ensure shoreline property and nearshore habitat are protected (Kitsap, King, and San Juan counties)

Download the nearshore regulations fact sheet

Download the full nearshore regulations background summary

Restoring Nearshore Habitat and Improving Public Access (Island County)

Download the Cornet Bay fact sheet

Download the full Cornet Bay background summary

Restoring natural shoreline and public beach access in an urban park (King County)

Download the Seahurst fact sheet

Download the full Seahurst background summary

Removing bulkheads to protect property and create habitat for forage fish (Skagit County)

Download the Weaverling Spit fact sheet

Download the full Weaverling Spit Background Summary

RIPARIAN
Re-establishing native forests on restoration sites (King County)

Download the King County tree planting fact sheet

Download the full King County tree planting background summary

To propose a project, contact Leska Fore, Science and Evaluation, Puget Sound Partnership: leska.fore@psp.wa.gov

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