Event Title

Puget Sound federal task force: federal collaboration to correct fish passage barriers

Presentation Abstract

Multiple federal programs provide technical assistance and help fund fish passage barrier corrections across federal, state, local, tribal and private ownerships. Many of these efforts have been focused on Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plans for salmon and steelhead trout. In addition, federal land management agencies also have responsibilities for contributing to recovery of ESA listed species, which correcting passage barriers is a part of. With the development of the Puget Sound Federal Task Force Action Plan, federal agencies for the first time, have clearly outlined their unified commitments to fish passage barrier corrections throughout Puget Sound. This presentation will highlight some of the key federal programs and initiatives in the Action Plan. The speaker will also reflect on how the Action Plan elevates the importance of improving coordination and collaboration between federal agencies on these initiatives as well as plans for broadening coordination with Washington State agencies to explore linking fish passage barrier assessment and removal efforts. The speaker will also reflect on how this work is informed by existing and developing science and lessons learned outside of the Puget Sound.

Session Title

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

Conference Track

SSE9: Transboundary Management and Policy

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE9-125

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:45 PM

End Date

5-4-2018 2:00 PM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

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Puget Sound federal task force: federal collaboration to correct fish passage barriers

Multiple federal programs provide technical assistance and help fund fish passage barrier corrections across federal, state, local, tribal and private ownerships. Many of these efforts have been focused on Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plans for salmon and steelhead trout. In addition, federal land management agencies also have responsibilities for contributing to recovery of ESA listed species, which correcting passage barriers is a part of. With the development of the Puget Sound Federal Task Force Action Plan, federal agencies for the first time, have clearly outlined their unified commitments to fish passage barrier corrections throughout Puget Sound. This presentation will highlight some of the key federal programs and initiatives in the Action Plan. The speaker will also reflect on how the Action Plan elevates the importance of improving coordination and collaboration between federal agencies on these initiatives as well as plans for broadening coordination with Washington State agencies to explore linking fish passage barrier assessment and removal efforts. The speaker will also reflect on how this work is informed by existing and developing science and lessons learned outside of the Puget Sound.