2015 STATE OF THE SOUND
Protecting and restoring Puget Sound takes the coordinated effort of hundreds of partners who come together to plan, prioritize, and implement the actions needed to recover and sustain Puget Sound.
The analysis and findings of the 2015 State of the Sound reports are intended to help our partners and decisionmakers better understand the state of our ecosystem, where progress is being made, where challenges remain, and where focused investment is needed. The Report to the Governor and Legislature specifically responds to RCW 90.71.370(3).
This reporting effort focuses on answering the following questions:
- How is the ecosystem doing?
- Are we making progress in implementing identified recovery actions?
- What have we learned and what are our next steps?
Report to the Community—A summary ‘Annual Report’
This brochure provides an overview of key findings from the 2015 State of the Sound effort. It is intended to be a tool to introduce new partners to Puget Sound’s challenges and engage existing partners with this high-level summary of the current state of affairs in a way that highlights the priority work needed to advance recovery and protection efforts. Download here.
Report on the Puget Sound Vital Signs—About the health of the ecosystem
This document provides a scientifically focused look at the status of recovery according to our Vital Sign ecosystem indicators, which help us evaluate progress on goals related to human wellbeing, water quality and water quantity, protecting and restoring habitat, and how our native species are responding. Download here.
Report to the Governor and Legislature—About the implementation of the Action Agenda
This document responds directly, section-by-section, to a statutory reporting requirement. Therefore, it focuses on the progress the Partnership and our regional partners have made in implementing recovery actions as viewed through the lens of the Action Agenda. Questions relating to the status of recovery actions and barriers to recovery, such as funding needs, are also addressed here. Download here.