Salmon Habitat Plan
The Salmon Habitat Plan lists science-based projects, programs, and policies to protect and restore aquatic ecosystem health and salmon habitat in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed for the period 2006-2015.
This Plan is the local habitat-related chapter of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan.
You can download the Habitat Plan from this page.
Development of the Salmon Habitat Plan
The Plan was approved by the citizen-stakeholder Steering Committee in July 2005.
The Habitat Plan was approved by the watershed Forum of local governments in September 2005.
The Plan took effect in December 2005. All 17 local governments in the watershed had ratified the Plan by January 2006.
The Habitat Plan files on this page are the product of an extensive planning process. Years of scientific work led to the creation of a draft Habitat Plan, which was released on March 10, 2005. Following a public comment period, the citizen-stakeholder Steering Committee revised the draft during April - June 2005.
The final version of the Plan on this page was released on August 10, 2005.
Purpose of the Habitat Plan
The overall goal of the Habitat Plan is:
To protect, rehabilitate and enhance habitat to support viable salmonid populations in response the Endangered Species Act listing of Chinook salmon and bull trout using an ecosystem approach. This approach will also benefit other non-listed aquatic species.
Scientific Basis of the Habitat Plan
The scientific basis for the Habitat Plan is the Strategic Assessment.
Implementation of the Habitat Plan
Learn about implementation of the Habitat Plan since 2005.
The following files are for the Salmon Habitat Plan, released August 10, 2005.
See also the 2007 amendments to the Habitat Plan.
Please use Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or higher to view these files.
Front Material (892 KB)
- Cover Memo from Steering Committee Co-Chairs Clark and Constantine
- Document Roadmap: Quick Guide to the Salmon Habitat Plan
- Table of Contents
- WRIA 9 Steering Committee Members
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Glossary of Terms
Chapter 1.0 - Executive Summary (4.5 MB)
- Figure 1-1: Map of the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9)(1.3 MB)
Chapter 2.0 - Introduction (263 KB)
- Figure 3-3: Map of Land Use Designations in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9)(991 KB)
Chapter 4.0 - Scientific Foundation (1.6 MB)
- Upper Green River Subwatershed Actions and Policies (541 KB)
- Figure 7-1: Recommended Actions - Upper Green River Subwatershed (1.3 MB)
- Middle Green River Subwatershed Actions and Policies (1.7 MB)
- Figure 7-2: Recommended Actions - Middle Green River Subwatershed (1.6 MB)
- Lower Green River Subwatershed Actions and Policies (1.3 MB)
- Figure 7-3: Recommended Actions - Lower Green River Subwatershed (866 KB)
- Duwamish Estuary Subwatershed Actions and Policies (1.5 MB)
- Figure 7-4: Recommended Actions - Duwamish Estuary Subwatershed (362 KB)
- Marine Nearshore Subwatershed Actions and Policies (2.1 MB)
- Figure 7-5: Recommended Actions - Marine Nearshore Subwatershed (1 MB)
- Table 8-2: Summary of Priority Projects (85 KB)
- Table 9-1: WRIA 9 Proposed Monitoring Recommendations (126 KB)
Chapter 10.0 - References (161 KB)
Appendix cover (2.7 MB)
Paper Copies of the Habitat Plan
Paper copies of the plan are available from:
- Seattle Public Library System,
- King County Library System,
- Renton Public Library, and
- Enumclaw Public Library.