Priorities for 2018-2022 focus on accelerating progress toward the Chinook Vital Sign.
Puget Sound salmon recovery work is the cornerstone of broader Puget Sound recovery efforts, and abundant wild salmon populations are vital to this effort. Salmon are a favorite food of orcas, depend on the most at-risk habitats, are highly prized by anglers and commercial fishermen, and are an important cultural and economic resource fortribes. A variety of pressures –including urbanization, agriculture, dams, stormwater pollution, harvest and hatcheries –have reduced Puget Sound Chinook and other salmon populations to historically low numbers. Without a significant reversal in this trend, Puget Sound Chinook and other salmon species are unlikely to recover.
Priority areas of work will help focus and support overall progress in continued efforts to protect and restore the Puget Sound ecosystem, and will advance and accelerate salmon recovery and restoration. These priorities are intended to emphasize critical pathways that must be achieved for the recovery of salmon in Puget Sound.
The Chinook Implementation Strategy describes the strategic recovery priorities for Chinook.
For more information about Chinook priorities in the Action Agenda, contact Amber Moore, Salmon Recovery Program Manager at the Puget Sound Partnership.