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:
West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery (WSPER) serves the eastern part of Kitsap County that drains to Puget Sound.
The Hood Canal Coordinating Council serves the west part of Kitsap County that drains to Hood Canal.
Each Local Integrating Organization at a minimum consists of a technical working group and some form of board or executive decision-making committee. The charge of each Local Integrating Organization is to:
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West Sound Watersheds Council
Hood Canal Coordinating Council
Kitsap Regional Shoreline Restoration Project
Current Kitsap County Code
Community Development Maps
Director's Code Interpretations