PUGET SOUND MARINE WATERS 2018 OVERVIEW
This latest annual report details the effects of a changing climate on Puget Sound in 2018, and describes how these changes trickled down through the ecosystem to affect marine life and seafood consumers. Produced by the Marine Waters PSEMP Work Group, they looked at several environmental indicators, including plankton, water quality, climate, and marine life, that, when considered together, provide both a long-term view and current assessment of the Sound’s health.
2019 Recommendations for a Puget Sound Estuary Avian Monitoring Strategy
Until recently, groups that have monitored birds in the estuaries of Puget Sound river deltas have done so independently of one another, preventing the ability to assess the effectiveness of actions on bird populations at both the local and regional scale. The PSEMP Marine Birds Work Group convened a wide cross-section of bird monitoring groups to learn what types of information are needed to support bird-related management and conservation decisions, and explore interest in developing a common framework for monitoring birds.
2018 SALISH SEA TOXICS MONITORING SYNTHESIS
A 2019 report from the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program presents an overview of selected recent monitoring and research activities focused on toxic contaminants in the Salish Sea.
Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Strategic Plan | 2018-2022
This Strategic Plan articulates a renewed missionfor PSEMP to convene a collaborative network of subject matter experts who organize, synthesize, and communicate scientific information from many monitoring organizations and different parts of the ecosystem to directly address foundational management and science questions critical to recovery of the ecosystem.
Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox
Shoreline monitoring is often a desired or required goal of volunteer groups and local entities, but protocols and guidelines can be hard to find and misleading if not used appropriately. To overcome these obstacles, standardized approaches for monitoring and a “toolbox” of protocols and information are needed. This toolbox emphasizes methods that are simple and affordable, and that can be used for monitoring .