South Sound Strategy

South Sound Strategy

Welcome to the South Sound Strategy!

The South Sound Strategy (Strategy) was developed between late 2015 and fall 2016 by the Alliance for a Healthy South Sound, through funding from the Puget Sound Partnership. The Strategy is intended to guide decision-making about ecosystem restoration and recovery in South Puget Sound by compiling the most up-to-date, high-quality data on key South Sound ecosystem focus areas, science-based priorities for what work to do where, and basic conceptual models that demonstrate why and how working on key South Sound focus areas will contribute to Puget Sound recovery.

A key element of the South Sound Strategy is a GIS mapping tool that allows users to geographically display the ecosystem attributes that are most important in South Puget Sound. Click here to access the user guide (opens in PDF)

Access the Nearshore/Marine Interactive Mapping Tool Access the NEARSHORE/MARINE
Interactive Mapping Tool
Access the Upland/Terrestrial Interactive Mapping Tool Access the UPLAND/TERRESTRIAL
Interactive Mapping Tool

The Strategy is organized around six ecosystem focus areas. You can navigate to individual page descriptions of these focus areas by clicking on the icons below. To download the entire Strategy in PDF, click here.

Prairie and Oak Woodlands
Prairie and Oak Woodlands
Forests and Freshwater Habitat
Forests and Freshwater Habitat
Marine Nearshore Habitat
Marine Nearshore Habitat
Water Quality
Water Quality
Shellfish
Shellfish
Salmon
Salmon

Library:

“Early Elements” workplan. AHSS submitted this document to PSP in early October 2015. The primary element of the document is a narrative describing the selected Vital Signs and recovery targets, with the rationale for focus area selection and descriptions of priority ecosystem pressures, including the process and information used to make these decisions. The narrative describes the AHSS results chains and where AHSS’s strategic approaches and the results chains align (and where they do not). Finally, the narrative describes AHSS’s focus for the 2016-2017 Action Agenda, including new or continuing NTAs.

Appendix 1: LIO NTAs Mapped to Puget Sound Recovery Prototype Results Chains

Figure 1: Conceptual model showing LIO priority pressures (sources and stressors), Vital Signs, and priority relationships

Comments from the Strategic Initiative Transition Teams on the Early Elements workplan

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