Abstract Title

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Keywords

Planning Assessment & Communication

Location

Room 602-603

Start Date

30-4-2014 3:30 PM

End Date

30-4-2014 5:00 PM

Description

Before the Westward Expansion and colonization of what is now Washington State, the Tulalip Tribes had a fully sustainable economy in harmony with the healthy ecosystems of the Snohomish Basin. However, European settlement greatly harmed the Tribes’ people, as well as the lands and resources upon which they depended. A century has passed since natural resources like salmon and forests were abundant. Today, Chinook and other salmon populations have declined near the threat of extinction. To increase the remaining populations of salmon will require more habitat, restoration of hydrology that is compatible with salmon biology, and a climate conducive to salmon abundance. Decision-makers face the obstacle of allocating limited resources to mitigate further environmental damage while resolving conflicting jurisdictional interests related to resource management. Disagreements regarding assessment criteria, coupled with the delay of critical policy decisions, induce paralyzing costs and exhaust time.

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Apr 30th, 3:30 PM Apr 30th, 5:00 PM

Investing in Watershed Services: From Valuation to Funding Mechanisms

Room 602-603

Before the Westward Expansion and colonization of what is now Washington State, the Tulalip Tribes had a fully sustainable economy in harmony with the healthy ecosystems of the Snohomish Basin. However, European settlement greatly harmed the Tribes’ people, as well as the lands and resources upon which they depended. A century has passed since natural resources like salmon and forests were abundant. Today, Chinook and other salmon populations have declined near the threat of extinction. To increase the remaining populations of salmon will require more habitat, restoration of hydrology that is compatible with salmon biology, and a climate conducive to salmon abundance. Decision-makers face the obstacle of allocating limited resources to mitigate further environmental damage while resolving conflicting jurisdictional interests related to resource management. Disagreements regarding assessment criteria, coupled with the delay of critical policy decisions, induce paralyzing costs and exhaust time.