An estimated $700 million in Puget Sound recovery investments are included in Governor Inslee’s proposal for the 2015-2017 state operating and capital budgets. Highlights include:

  • $40 million for the Salmon Recovery Funding Board
  • $50 million for the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) fund
  • $1 million for developing stronger data to support select Vital Signs and fund an evaluation of effectiveness position
  • $600,000 to update watershed level Chinook recovery plans

For more information on the Governor’s budget priorities, visit http://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/budget

Partnership News and Events

Science Panel will meet Feb. 25-26 in Puyallup
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Ecosystem Coordination Board will meet Feb. 19 in Olympia
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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

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.

Voluntary Incentive Program Dialogue
Technical Memo - Effectiveness of VIPs and Next Steps


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