Kennedy - Goldsborough Lead Entity Management Area
The Kennedy-Goldsborough Basin Salmon Recovery Lead Entity
We envision natural watershed processes in the freshwater and marine environments of WRIA 14 that preserve or enhance biologically diverse runs of salmon capable of self-sustaining natural reproduction. This will be achieved by implementing strategic actions to maximize the productive capacity of the habitat.
Lead Entity Description
The Water Resource Inventory Area 14 – Kennedy/Goldsborough Basin (WRIA 14) Lead Entity (LE) works to protect and restore ecosystems, to sustain and recover local salmon populations and benefit local communities. The committee of the Lead Entity accomplishes this by identifying and prioritizing a list of projects for funding, and by maintaining a recovery strategy to help inform this ranking process.
How does the WRIA 14 LE work toward salmon recovery?
The WRIA 14 Lead Entity focuses on a multi-species approach to support habitat for chum, coho, steelhead, Chinook and coastal cutthroat trout. Each LE relies on best available science and locally developed recovery plans and strategies to help guide its selection and ranking of projects. The strategy prioritizes geographic areas and types of restoration and protection activities, identifies salmon species needs, and identifies local socio-economic and cultural factors as they relate to salmon recovery. The 2004 Salmon Habitat Protection and Restoration Plan for Water Resource Inventory Area 14 – Kennedy / Goldsborough is the Salmon Habitat Recovery Plan for WRIA 14 LE.
The LE Committee relies on several other resources for identifying and prioritizing nearshore habitat projects, including Squaxin Island Tribe’s Juvenile Salmonid Nearshore Project Selection Tool and Coastal Catchment Nearshore Assessment (Catchment Assessment) for South Puget Sound (see Project Selection Tools), as well as the South Sound Chapter Chinook Recovery Plan and the Alliance for a Healthy South Sound LIO’s South Sound Strategy. The LE Committee uses these models together to identify priorities areas for investment in salmon recovery.
The Lead Entity is in the process of updating its Habitat Protection and Restoration Plan to incorporate new and/or updated information, studies, and science. This document is also expected to further delineate goals, targets and metrics for salmon recovery. The updated strategy is currently scheduled for completion by June 2021.
(Squaxin Island Tribe)
(Squaxin Island Tribe)
What is the Citizens’ Advisory Committee?
The WRIA 14 is continually recruiting people to participate on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee. The Committee is recognized in statute to reflect the interests of the local community in salmon recovery, which may include local tribal representatives (Squaxin Island Tribe), agency staff (WDFW), conservation districts, environmental groups, private citizens and landowners, volunteer groups, regional fish enhancement groups, and local government and business representatives. The primary responsibility of the committee is to submit a ranked list of projects to submit to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) each year. The operation of the committee is outlined in its process guide.The structure of the committee is rooted in an understanding that perspectives of community members and local experts coupled with a review at the state level ensures a coordinated approach that promotes the best projects for salmon recovery, from scientific, technical and community perspectives. The WRIA 14 Citizen Committee meets at the Mason Conservation District Board Meeting Room on the third Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm. Please contact the WRIA 14 Lead Entity Coordinator to learn more or to become involved: Steve Hagerty | (360) 427-9436 x130 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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