The Environmental Programs Team protects and restores
natural resources and ecosystems through education, planning, and collaborative
efforts. They work to ensure Kitsap County’s forests, clean air, water, and
wildlife are sustained for current and future generations. They work to ensure
that the contributions of natural resources to human well-being are recognized
and valued and that maintaining their health is a primary objective.
Shore Friendly Kitsap is a program to assist marine shoreline homeowners who are interested in voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead
Plant Guide for Marine Waterfronts
Puget Sound recovery focuses on the whole Puget Sound
ecosystem, including water quality, habitat, and the entire food chain from
plankton to people and orcas. Puget Sound recovery is managed at a watershed
scale through the collaboration of local organizations, local governments, and
tribes. Those collaborative bodies are called Local Integrating Organizations.
There are nine Local Integrating Organizations in the Puget Sound region and
two in Kitsap County.
Salmon recovery in
Washington State is managed at a watershed scale through the collaboration of
local organizations, local governments, and tribes. Those local collaborative
bodies are called Lead Entities. There are 25 Lead Entities statewide and two
in Kitsap County.
Final report on the West Sound nearshore integration and synthesis of Chinook Salmon recovery priorities.
West Sound nearshore prioritization database - final
Where are the sediment sources in Kitsap County? Where are the best opportunities to restore or protect these shorelines? How can we better understand and raise public awareness about the ecological effects of armoring (bulkheads) ?
Report of the East Kitsap Steelhead Habitat Evaluation Project (PDF) which provides an extensive summary of the HUC6 watersheds data.
Home for all the planning and environmental maps for community development.
Links to the complete Kitsap County Code, the code update process, and Director's interpretations of the code.
614 Division Street - MS36Port Orchard, WA 98366
619 Division StreetPort Orchard, Washington
Story Map: European Green Crab in the Puget Sound
West Sound Watersheds Council
Hood Canal Coordinating Council
Kitsap Regional Shoreline Restoration Project
Current Kitsap County Code
Community Development Maps
Director's Code Interpretations