The work of updating the Puget Sound Action Agenda and developing strategic initiatives for 2012 is drawing to a close. The Partnership would like to sincerely thank the countless people who participated in this process, in particular those who helped to define and set the recovery targets, the interdisciplinary teams that developed initial draft content for the Action Agenda update, the scientists and technical experts who worked tirelessly on ranking sub-strategies, and, most recently, the three ECB Subcommittees for development of the strategic initiatives. Through these collaborations we have already made great progress and now we are almost there with documenting this progress in the written materials.
Today we are releasing for final review the entire 2012 Action Agenda Update. This is comprised of:
A short document that provides an overview of the Puget Sound recovery effort and describes the three strategic initiatives for 2012 and 2013. In short-hand, this has become known as “Book 1.” It is a 48 page document.
Click here for 2012 Draft Action Agenda - Book 1
The entire Action Agenda, which includes the context for Puget Sound recovery, description of the strategies, sub-strategies, and actions needed to protect and recover Puget Sound, performance measures, and descriptions of work and priorities in the local Action Areas. In short-hand, this has become known as “Book 2.” It is a 654 page document.
Click here for the entire 2012 Draft Action Agenda - Book 2
Below are separate links to each section in the draft Action Agenda update.
- San Juan Islands
- Whatcom County and WRIA 1
- Skagit County/ Watershed
- Island County/Watershed
- Stillaguamish and Snohomish Watersheds
- Whidbey Basin Reference Map
- South Central Puget Sound
- South Puget Sound
- Hood Canal
- North Central/ West Puget Sound
- Strait of Juan de Fuca
- Appendix A: Strategy Diagrams
- Appendix B: Puget Sound National Estuary Program Management Conference Overview
- Appendix C: NTA Tables
- Appendix D: Science Basis for the 2011 Action Agenda Update
- Appendix E: Acronyms, Terms, and Definitions
- Appendix F: Federal Response – Habitat Matrix
- Appendix G: Action Agenda Sub-Strategy Rankings
A compilation of all the suggestions for amendments / additions to near-term actions that the Partnership received during the recent Action Agenda review. Thirty-three NTA amendment forms were received.
Click here for the compilation of recent suggestions/amendments to near-term actions
A tracking sheet that shows all the comments received on the initial draft Action Agenda and how PSP has addressed the comments. This is an update to the comment tracker that was originally published on May 25, 2012. As described then, editorial changes received in the recent Action Agenda review are not captured in this tracking sheet.
Click here for the Action Agenda Public Comment tracking sheet
At this time, the Partnership respectfully requests that you limit your review of these documents to identification of what seem to be fatal flaws or technical/scientific errors and that you focus your review on the specific sub-strategies and actions that make up the content of the Action Agenda. To maintain transparency, we ask that you please use the provided form to provide your comments. Click here for the form. To be considered, we must receive your comments no later than July 13, 2012. To view all comment forms received, click here.
The Action Agenda update will be discussed at the July 25 ECB meeting in Everett http://www.psp.wa.gov/EB_meetings.php and the Leadership Council will make a decision about the Action Agenda update at their August 8-9 meeting in Seattle http://www.psp.wa.gov/LC_meetings.php Both groups will be provided with all the comments that we receive during this review.
We recognize that, as a living document, one steeped in the principals of adaptive management, the Action Agenda may not be perfect in everyone’s eyes. At the same time, we feel strongly about the quality of this document and that the time has come to put this work squarely before the ECB and the Leadership Council so they can make decisions and shift our focus to implementing the vital work that the Action Agenda contemplates, and that Puget Sound needs. Future Action Agenda updates will provide additional opportunity to adapt and refine content.
Thank you again for your help and support as we work together to protect and recover Puget Sound.
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