Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council Will Review Progress Of Recovery, Next Steps For Advancing Action During Oct. 15 Meeting In La Conner
The Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 15, to consider a resolution to approve the 2015 State of the Sound Report as well as select which ecosystem indicators will be the focus of the next stage of strategic planning. The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Two Forks Boardroom at the La Conner Country Inn, 107 South 2nd Street, La Conner.
- State of the Sound Report (Resolution 2015-03) – Board members will review the 2015 State of the Sound Report to the Governor and Legislature, which addresses implementation of the Puget Sound Action Agenda as specified in state statute (90.71.370(3)). Analysis, key observations and recommendations included in this biennial report will be used to inform the 2016 Action Agenda update. This report is a companion document to the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program’s Report on the Puget Sound Vital Signs. Both documents, which together comprise the 2015 State of the Sound Report, will be delivered to the Governor’s Office and Legislature on Monday, Nov. 2.
- Implementation Strategies – Board members will be asked to select which Vital Signs will guide the development of the next three Implementation Strategies, which provide detailed roadmaps for achieving the Puget Sound 2020 ecosystem recovery targets.
In partnership with the Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel, the Leadership Council has also invited distinguished climate scientists to present on “Climate change, the warm blob, the drought, and our salmon.” Scientists from the University of Washington, the Climate Impacts Group, and the Skagit Climate Science Consortium will discuss the ways in which recent and predicted future weather patterns are affecting Washington’s coast, Puget Sound, and the Skagit watershed.
At 3:30 p.m., the Leadership Council will adjourn its regular meeting and join the Salmon Recovery Funding Board at its meeting in Maple Hall, 107 Commercial, La Conner. In this unique joint setting, the two Boards will hear presentations on the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program and the Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, as well as restoration projects in the Skagit Delta and North Sound area.
The full Leadership Council meeting materials and directions are available at www.psp.wa.gov/LC_meetings.php. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to provide comment and learn about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound.
If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please notify the Special Assistant to the Boards, Dominique Hampton, at 360.464.1229.