Salmon Recovery

The work to support salmon in the Puget Sound is complex and includes many different people and organizations and touches all aspects of our lives in this region. Below is a list of links to identify all these interconnections:

Tourism - Each of these watersheds offer an amazing diversity of things to do besides the natural sites that are highlighted here. See these sites for more information: and

Businesses - Everything from forest to farms to rafting companies to Boeing have some role in the work of salmon recovery. See the Washington State Association of Chambers of Commerce for information: and then the specific watershed sites for more specific information on businesses in the local areas.

Doing the Work - Completing the actual work is highly technical and includes a lot of discussions and processes within state and federal law. The following links offer a smattering of information on these processes:

  • Puget Sound Partnership is a state agency that coordinates work to improve the health of Puget Sound:
  • Recreation and Conservation Office is another state agency that manages much of the money that leads to the projects highlighted on this site:
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) is the federal agency charged with implementing the Endangered Species Act for salmon:

North Olympic Green Duwamish Hood Canal Island Lake Wash-ington/Cedar/ Sammamish Nisqually Nooksack Puyallup-White/ Chambers-Clover San Juan Skagit Snohomish South Sound Stillaguamish West Sound/ East Kitsap