Whats Working, Whats Next
for People and
Salmon in Puget Sound
February 5-6, 2003
Shared Strategy Conference in the News
The Olympian, February 6, 2003
Assemble for Sake of Salmon"
Bremerton Sun, February 7, 2003
vows to protect salmon from budget ax"
The Olympian, February 7, 2003
stream for salmon aid slows"
Tacoma News Tribune, February 7, 2003
supports money for salmon, but less in hard times"
The Olympian, February 9, 2003
River Watershed Is Model of Cooperation, Action"
The Shared Strategy for Puget Sound Conference is part of an effort
to build a collaborative salmon recovery plan for Puget Sound with
the commitment necessary to implement it at the private, local, state,
tribal and federal levels.
Shared Strategy for Puget Sound has invited a broad cross section
of leadership from across the region, including tribal leaders, business
interests, government officials, nonprofit and advocacy organizations,
scientists, farmers, landowners and others directly affected by salmon
recovery actions. Over two days, we will bring together our collective
experience to identify the elements essential to successful salmon
recovery, strong economies and healthy communities.
State, tribal and federal governments have outlined the elements
of a region-wide recovery plan and recommended specific recovery
targets. The next step is to broadly engage people in all 15 watersheds
and the marine waters of Puget Sound to establish mutual recovery
objectives and to identify key actions to achieve them. By June 2004,
Shared Strategy will combine all 15 watershed goals and implementation
plans and determine whether together they add up to salmon recovery.
Shared Strategy is on target to finalize a regional recovery plan
by June 2005.