February 2016

Implementation Progress Report 2006-2015
Lake Washington/ Cedar/ Sammamish Watershed Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan

Salmon and People Living Together

Larry Phillips

"Salmon recovery in our watershed has galvanized local communities. I am proud ofthe partnership between local governments that is working to implement common priorities and how much has been accomplished. People recognize that working to protect and restore habitat for salmon and watershed health is essential to our region's vitality, health, and identity. If we are to keep the Pacific Northwest a place where people want to live and work, especially in the face of a changing climate, we need to build on our successes and strengthen our resolve to recover salmon."

- Larry Phillips,
King County Councilmember and WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council Chair

Wooded creek with logsChinook salmon in the Ballard Locks fish ladderKid playing at the riversideChildren going on a salmon journeyLakeshore with gravel beach, evergreens and shrubs Canoeist floating down the Cedar RiverRiver rock cairn artowrkRiver side channel with grass and root wadsLake Washington shoreline with shrubs, sedges and freewaysCedar River aerial photo with braided channelsSpawning salmonWooded stream

The Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan guides our efforts to create a future where people and salmon can live together. This report documents our progress during the first 10 years of plan implementation.

Table of contents


The first ten years of the WRIA 8 Plan – Expectations and implementation (presents additional online content)

Funding for salmon recovery implementation

Progress toward salmon recovery through land use, education and outreach

Are our actions working?

Successes, shared vision and decision-making

Continued challenges


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