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The West Sound Watersheds Council (WSWC) is the lead entity for salmon recovery housed within Kitsap County government, as agreed to by the cities, counties, and tribes* in the specified geographic area, as described in the "Salmon Recovery Act."

*Suquamish Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe, Kitsap County, Pierce County, cities of Bainbridge Island,
Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Poulsbo.



The West Sound Watersheds Council operation in accordance with its Bylaws.



The West Sound Watersheds Council is the Lead Entity organization for salmon recovery in East WRIA 15. The organization was formed in 2007, replacing the "East Kitsap Salmon Habitat Restoration Committee".

Members of the Council include representatives from the following Counties, Cities, Tribes, and organizations:

Kitsap County
Pierce County
City of Gig Harbor
City of Port Orchard
City of Bremerton
City of Poulsbo
City of Bainbridge Island
Suquamish Tribe
Squaxin Island Tribe
Bainbridge Island Land Trust
Bainbridge Island Watershed Council
Clear Creek Task Force
Education, Communication, and Outreach Net
Great Peninsula Conservancy
Illahee Forest Preserve
Key Pen Parks
Kitsap Conservation District
Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group
National Marine Fisheries Service
Naval Base Kitsap
Pierce Conservation District
Puget Sound Partnership
Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Senator Rolfes' Office
South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
Stillwaters Environmental Center
Washington Department of Ecology
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Sea Grant
Washington State University Extension – Kitsap
Wild Fish Conservancy

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