What is the action Agenda?
The Action Agenda for Puget Sound is our region's shared roadmap for Puget Sound recovery. The plan is organized into two sections:
- Comprehensive Plan (PDF), which outlines long-term priorities and strategies to achieve Puget Sound recovery.
- Implementation Plan (PDF), which details actions related to stormwater, habitat, and shellfish that should begin in the next 2 years to accelerate Puget Sound restoration and protection.
The Action Agenda complements other local or subregional planning processes, such as salmon recovery plans, by identifying a consolidated set of priorities and opportunities for federal, state, local, tribal, and private entities to invest resources and coordinate actions. In particular, the Action Agenda has been developed with the following intentions:
- It is a collective effort developed by diverse partners from state and federal agencies, tribal governments, local governments, and business and environmental groups.
- It is informed by science through input from regional science experts with a variety of public, private, tribal, and academic affiliations and different technical and geographic areas of focus.
- It guides effective investment in Puget Sound by constantly assessing the effectiveness of actions and outcomes, tracking progress, and re-prioritizing needs to generate the highest return on investment for recovery at any point in time.
- It meets the National Estuary Program’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan requirements. The National Estuary Program is the primary method through which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides funding for Puget Sound recovery.
- It is built on shared learning brought about by the use of common language and a common results-based (adaptive) management framework. LEARN MORE
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