Help us recruit a Monitoring Network Coordinator!

June 12, 2019

The Puget Sound Partnership is recruiting a Monitoring Network Coordinator to work closely with ecosystem monitoring partners (PSEMP) to bring forward the best available information in a way that spans boundaries between science, recovery planning, natural resource management, and policy.

Please help us spread the word and encourage qualified candidates to apply! 
The job posting closes on July 7, 2019.


Work Group Leads, please send to your work group email lists! 


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New Steering Committee Members, new website, new job openings at the Partnership, and more!

May 22, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome the following new members and alternates to the PSEMP SC!

  • *Helen Berry, alternate for DNR
  • Kevin Buckley, Seattle Public Utilities
  • Anita Fichthorn, Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • *Cinde Donoghue, DNR (in place of Pete Dowty)
  • Jennifer Griffiths, WDFW (in place of Jim West)
  • Marguerite Pappaioanou, UW School of Public Health
  • Tony Paulson, City of University Place
  • David Price, NOAA
  • *Heather Saunders, alternate for Puget Sound Partnership
  • David Troutt, Nisqually Tribe
  • Carla Vincent, alternate for Pierce County
  • Todd Woodard, Samish Indian Nation

The Steering Committee meeting on May 14 was well attended by new and established members alike, you can read the meeting summary here, which includes updates from work groups and partners, and a presentation from the Toxics Work Group. Be sure to check out the toxics monitoring synthesis!

Find more information on PSEMP, the Steering Committee, and Work Groups on the 
We have migrated everything off the old website and will be retiring it soon. Some parts of the new site are a work in progress, so we appreciate your patience and your feedback as we work to improve visibility and accessibility of PSEMP activities and products.


PSEMP Steering Committee Call for New Members

February 25, 2019

Please see this call for applicants for the PSEMP Steering Committee!The PSEMP SC is seeking new members to increase representation across sectors, geographies, and expertise, to help PSEMP in fulfilling its mission and advancing its objectives to support collaboration, adaptive management, and communication in the context of Puget Sound recovery. The call for applicants includes important background information on PSEMP, the role of the Steering Committee, and what we value in Steering Committee members. Please apply if interested and help us spread the word and encourage potential applicants to submit a letter of interest (see instructions here) by March 31, 2019.


PSEMP Strategic Plan Approved!

November 1, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in discussions, helped review, and otherwise contributed to the 2018-2022 PSEMP Strategic Plan. The document was approved by the PSEMP Steering Committee on October 19, 2018, for final adoption at their November 13, 2018 meeting. The Puget Sound Partnership Executive Director also approves the plan and will support its implementation.

Help spread the word and share with your networks. Work Group Leads, please circulate this announcement to your work group lists!

Next Steps to Put the Plan in Motion

The strategic plan outlines some next steps for PSEMP, including those that we can start pursuing now, and those that rely on additional funding and capacity to pursue.

  • The process to develop 2019 work plans for the Steering Committee and work groups will begin at the Nov 13 Steering Committee meeting. We will discuss and start to prioritize goals for the monitoring network in 2019, and outline work plan guidance that will be further refined by the Work Group Leads. Work plans will be informed by needs communicated by participating organizations and coordinated with the Science Panel's 2019 Science Work Plan.
  • The Partnership submitted a funding request to the Governor and Legislature, for the 2019-2021 biennium, to put this plan in motion, and meet a growing need for timely, relevant, and credible information that directly links scientific findings to management decisions.

We are looking forward to working together to put this plan in motion, feel free to contact Jenna Judge with any questions.