Action Agenda Update

On March 3, the Leadership Council approved the draft 2022-2026 Action Agenda for public review and comment, which the Partnership distributed on March 15. The public review and comment period closed on April 15. The final 2022-2026 Action Agenda will be presented to the Leadership Council in June for approval and adoption. The full Action Agenda update timeline is outlined below. For questions about the 2022-2026 Action Agenda update process, contact action.agenda@psp.wa.gov

WHAT IS THE 2022—2026 ACTION AGENDA?

The Action Agenda for Puget Sound charts the course to recovery of our nation's largest estuary by volume. It complements and incorporates the work of many partners to describe strategies and high-level actions needed to recover a healthy and resilient Puget Sound. These strategies and high-level actions provide opportunities for federal, tribal, state, local, and private entities to better invest resources and coordinate action.

The Action Agenda has two components:

  1. The Comprehensive Plan charts the course for long-term Puget Sound recovery and describes how the broader recovery system and framework functions. It describes how people work together to create and adapt science-informed plans for different aspects of Puget Sound recovery. Content in the 2022-2026 Action Agenda Comprehensive Plan summarizes the risks of Puget Sound, articulates our recovery vision, and provides the framework to act and work towards that vision.

  2. The Implementation Plan is the action component of the Action Agenda. While the Comprehensive Plan charts the long-term vision for recovery for Puget Sound, the Implementation Plan provides the shared focus and implementation guidance for recovery over the next four years. Organized by strategies, it describes how we will make progress toward the Action Agenda desired outcomes, the Puget Sound Vital Signs, and statutory recovery goals. The Implementation Plan is the product of the collective recovery community effort to focus our efforts on the most important actions to achieve the desired outcomes.

Action Agenda Update Timeline*

  • February 2022: Draft Action Agenda shared for Partnership boards and partners review

  • March – April 2022:

    • March 3: Draft actions and Action Agenda presented to the Leadership Council for review and approval

    • March 15 - April 15: Draft Action Agenda shared for public review

    • Partnership staff incorporate feedback based on public review

  • May 2022: Action Agenda revised and finalized

  • June 2022: Final Action Agenda presented to the Leadership Council for approval and adoption

  • August 2022 (anticipated): Action Agenda presented to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval as the Puget Sound National Estuary Program (NEP) Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP)

  • Summer-Fall 2022: Action Agenda public engagement and implementation begins

* These dates are subject to change

Last updated: 02/24/22

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