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:
The West Sound Watersheds Council 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.
local salmon recovery strategies.
organizations to implement the recovery strategies, most often through
habitat protection and restoration projects.
with their local Puget Sound recovery counterparts.
Each Lead Entity at minimum consists of a technical advisory
committee, a citizen advisory committee, and some form of board or executive
decision-making committee. The charge of each Lead Entity is to:
sure only the top priority projects are funded.
science, local knowledge, and social values to guide projects.
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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