Natural Resources staff participate in WRIA 15 Kitsap Peninsula and WRIA 17 Quilcene-Salmon (east Jefferson County) watershed planning units. These multi-stakeholder planning processes are focused on providing for future water use and conservation while safeguarding aquatic ecosystems and water quality. DAVE TO ADD MORE DETAIL
Salmon Recovery Planning
The Tribe is an active participant in Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC) (add link), an organization composed of three counties (Kitsap, Jefferson, and Mason), two tribes (Skokomish and Port Gamble S’Klallam), as well as other state/federal agencies and citizens groups. The HCCC prioritizes and disperses over $2 million dollars annually for salmon restoration across their planning area. Natural Resources staff members provide technical input and support to Tribal Councilwoman, Marie Hebert, currently the HCCC board chair.
In addition, the Tribe serves as a restoration partner working on a variety of projects around Hood Canal. This includes: the multi-stakeholder Hood Canal Salmon Sanctuary working to secure conservation easements for sensitive riparian environments, as well as various riverine and estuarine restoration efforts in the Dosewallips and Big/Little Quilcene watersheds.