This Puget Sound Partnership Strategic Science Plan provides the overall framework for development and coordination of specific science activities necessary to support Puget Sound ecosystem protection and restoration under the Partnership's Action Agenda.
The Science Panel welcomes comments on the draft plan. Please submit comments on the draft plan to email@example.com. Comments received by April 7, 2010 will be summarized and provided to the Science Panel in advance of their April 13-14, 2010 meeting. At the meeting the Science Panel will discuss the comments and make any revision necessary prior to forwarding the plan to the Partnership’s Leadership Council. The Strategic Science Plan is not an official document of the Partnership until it has been adopted by the Leadership Council.
The Science Panel intends that the Partnership’s Strategic Science Plan is a high-level, living document, to be revised as needed, while specific implementation of science work is guided by the Partnership’s Biennial Science Work Plan. It is within the context of the Strategic Science Plan that the Biennial Science Work Plan lays out priorities and activities recommended for implementation during following the two-year state budget cycle. Primary audiences of the Strategic Science Plan include the Science Panel, Partnership staff, Partnership leadership boards, Puget Sound region science program managers, Puget Sound science community, and the public.
In the draft Strategic Science Plan, the Science Panel recommends a strategic science program that includes the following elements: