Salmon Habitat Recovery
Local partners working together to protect and restore salmon habitat.

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WRIA 9 2024 Legislative Priorities!

We encourage partners to integrate these salmon recovery priorities into your local government or organization’s own legislative agenda and priorities.

WRIA 9 2024 Federal Legislative Priorities

WRIA 9 2024 State Legislative Priorites

WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan 2021 Update (Plan Update)

WRIA 9 is pleased to release the 2021 Update to the 2005 Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed Salmon Habitat Plan, “Making Our Watershed Fit for a King.” The Plan Update was approved by the Watershed Ecosystem Forum on February 11, 2021. This Update represents the next chapter of salmon recovery efforts in watershed. It provides a science-based framework for identifying, prioritizing and implementing salmon recovery actions over the next 10-15 years. The Plan Update integrates over a decade of new science and monitoring; provides updated habitat goals; outlines refined recovery strategies and embedded policies and programs; updates the capital projects list; and outlines a monitoring and adaptive framework for tracking implementation and making strategic adjustments. Download the full Plan Update.

About the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9)

Chinook salmon, bull trout, and steelhead are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In this watershed, citizens, scientists, businesses, conservation groups, and governments are working together to respond to the decline of salmon and the lands and waters on which the fish depend. In 2005, the partners completed a science-based Salmon Habitat Plan. Carrying out the plan recommendations will protect and restore a healthy watershed ecosystem for both people and fish. Watershed salmon habitat recovery is part of the work of the Puget Sound Partnership. Funding for coordination of salmon habitat recovery is provided by 17 local governments in the watershed.

For an overview of the watershed and why we we are addressing salmon habitat on a watershed basis, view the watershed introduction page.

Watershed Map Showing Subwatershed Boundaries

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