CHIN5.3: Integrate climate change guidance into review and evaluation of restoration projects
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Integrate climate change guidance when reviewing and evaluating project proposals for restoration projects.
Desired Outcome - Climate impacts are considered and incorporated into the design and implementation of salmon habitat restoration projects.
Policy Needs - N/A
Example Actions - Use the framework described in “Chinook Salmon Projects and Climate Change” to (1) take both short-term and long-term salmon habitat protection and restoration project effectiveness into account in light of climate change projections, (2) identify salmon habitat protection and restoration projects that address emerging climate-related risks and encourage changes to Chinook salmon recovery plans (where appropriate), and (3) develop salmon habitat protection and restoration projects with explicit consideration of how climate may affect projects over time. Local watersheds develop formal evaluation criteria to ensure that the project proposal sufficiently identifies and considers how climate change will affect the project, the project design adequately addresses the primary climate change concerns that have the potential to decrease the effectiveness of the project, and the project is designed to be flexible and can be modified over time as conditions change.
Proposal Guidance - Reference the Puget Sound Partnership’s guidance on Chinook salmon projects and climate change. Describe how you will share this approach with the Salmon Recovery Council and Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.