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West Sound Watersheds Council - Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery

Lead entities are local organizations that develop local salmon habitat recovery strategies and recruit organizations to implement the strategies through habitat protection and restoration projects. Lead entities are funded by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office.

The West Sound Watersheds Council (WSWC) was created by Kitsap County in 1999, in agreement with the cities, counties and tribes in east Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 15 noted in green on the map shown on the right.  WSWC aligns salmon strategies with Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plans and Southern Resident Killer Whale recovery plans. Salmon recovery lead entities assist with salmon recovery at the local level. This leverages local dollars, creates and sustains local jobs and maximizes the public’s investment.

The West Sound Watersheds Council (WSWC) provides the means through which local and tribal governments with jurisdiction over east Kitsap County and west Pierce County will coordinate and facilitate cooperative natural resource planning, conservation, and restoration activities in collaboration with federal, state and regional efforts.

The Council is committed to identifying, prioritizing, and implementing actions that result in the coservation and recovery of the Puget Sound ecosystem, recovery of salmon and the protection, improvement and conservation of water resources for people, fish and wildlife.

The WSWC works closely with the West Central Local Integrating Organization (LIO) and the Alliance for a Healthy South Sound. The LIOs coordinate local activities related to the implementation of the Puget Sound Partnership's Action Agenda.

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