Implementation Technical Committee
The purpose of the Implementation Technical Committee is to assist in the implementation of the Salmon Habitat Plan by serving as a technical- and policy-focused subcommittee to the Watershed Ecosystem Forum.
The Implementation Technical Committee (ITC) focuses on:
- Overseeing the collection and interpretation of physical and biological monitoring data related to salmon recovery in the watershed. These data will help determine the success of current restoration projects and other actions. The oversight role is envisioned to be distanced from the actual data collection, and will not entail the conduct of monitoring efforts.
- Providing recommendations to the Watershed Ecosystem Forum and project and program sponsors regarding improvements to proposed projects and/or modifications to incorporate into future projects or other actions.
The ITC generally meets on the third Wednesday of the month.
- 11-30-16 Meeting Summary
- 10-26-16 Meeting Summary
- Presentation: Climate Change in the Green/Duwamish Watershed - Impacts on the Physical, Natural, and Human Environment, by Guillaume Mauger, Climate Impacts Group (Adobe 336 KB)
- 9-28-16 Meeting Summary
- Presentation: Lower Green Habitat Use by Salmonids, by Chris Gregersen, King County WLRD (Adobe 2.3 MB)
- 8-31-16 Meeting Summary
- Presentation: Technical Training Center and Mitigation Proposal for the City Light North Site on the Duwamish River, by Scott Luchessa, Seattle City Light (Adobe 1.11 MB)
- 7-27-16 Meeting Summary
- 3-30-16 Meeting Summary
- 2-24-16 Meeting Summary
- 1-17-16 Meeting Summary
- 2016 - Recommend updates to the Salmon Habitat Plan based on the latest science to direct our actions and resources to the to the best places most important for salmon recovery. This is expected to be completed sometime in 2018.
- 2015 - Convened the Revegetation Working Group to work with the ITC to develop a revegetation strategy to plant native trees along riparian areas and shorelines. The Working Group will meet monthly from September 2015 through May 2016, and develop priorities, goals, and implementation strategies for groups working to re-establish native trees along the rivers and streams in WRIA 9.
- 2014 - Completed Phase 1 of the Chinook Regional Framework, including translating the 2005 Salmon Habitat Plan into a common language to be consistent withother watersheds in Puget Sound.
- 2013 - Completed draft WRIA Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plan.
- 2012 - Completed WRIA 9 Status and Trends Monitoring Report: 2005-2010.
- 2010 and 2011 - Reviewed projects and developed the Status and Trends Report.
- 2009 - The ITC did not meet due to staffing constraints
- 2008 - Worked with other partners to develop the H-integration approach that will combine and coordinate habitat, hatchery, and harvest practices (three of the "Hs") to maximize the likelihood of salmon recovery in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed.
- 2007 - Developed the Implementation Technical Committee Work Program (Adobe 84 KB).
ITC membership includes staff from local jurisdictions, nonprofits, local, state and federal agencies. Interested citizens may request to be added to the distribution list to receive meeting agendas and working materials by contacting Elissa Ostergaard, Planning Coordinator for WRIA 9, 206-477-4792.
Decision-making is by consensus. When this is not possible, provisions for the expression of minority opinions are made so that decision makers and the public are informed of the diversity of views.
For More Information
For more information, please contact Elissa Ostergaard, 206-477-4792.