FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Science Panel will meet Feb. 25-26 in Puyallup
The Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Allmendinger Center at Washington State University Research Center, 2606 W. Pioneer Way, Puyallup. The Science Panel, which includes top scientists in the Northwest, advises the Partnership’s efforts to develop a science-based comprehensive plan to restore Puget Sound.
Agenda highlights include:
• A discussion about how to use the 2014 Puget Sound Pressures Assessment to identify priorities.
• An update on the status of the human wellbeing indicators project, the process going forward to select a set of human wellbeing indicators for Puget Sound, and the potential uses of these indicators to support decision-making and adaptive management of Puget Sound recovery.
• A briefing on the status of the Implementation Strategies and how scientific information and processes are being integrated into the effort.
• An update on the status of the Sound Behavior Index, an ongoing measure of indicator behaviors related to water quality and aquatic habitat.
These meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to ask questions or provide comment about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. The full agenda, meeting materials and directions are available at www.psp.wa.gov/SP_meetings.php.
If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please notify the Special Assistant to the Boards, Dominique Hampton, at (360) 464-1229.
About the Partnership
The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency providing backbone support for the region’s collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. Working with more than 750 governments, tribes, scientists, businesses and nonprofits, the Partnership coordinates and catalyzes partner action around a common agenda, mobilizes Sound investments, and tracks progress to optimize recovery. For more information, go to www.psp.wa.gov.
• Biennial Science Work Plan: http://www.psp.wa.gov/downloads/SCIENCE/2014-16_BSWP_Final_10Dec_2014.pdf
• Puget Sound Vital Signs: http://www.psp.wa.gov/vitalsigns/
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