Functional Linkages Evaluation

Functional linkages are the connections between habitat conditions and fish populations. Evaluating functional linkages helped develop and prioritize management actions for the Salmon Habitat Plan in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed.

There were two reports, one for each phase of the evaluation process:

In addition, there were appendices for Phase I and 2 (Adobe Acrobat 1.5 MB).

The Functional Linkages Evaluation was Task 6 of the eight-step Strategic Assessment.

The Phase 1 report compared and contrasted a number of analytical models or tools and discusses the opportunities and issues associated with their application in WRIA 9. Seven approaches were selected for review and comparison:

The Phase 2 report summarizes the results of the Ecological Synthesis Approach recommended in Phase 1.

Other Strategic Assessment reports