Presentation Abstract

The Puget Sound “Management Conference” is the fundamental governance structure for Puget Sound restoration and protection, formally and informally engaging scores of entities at all levels of government, the private sector, tribal governments, and non-governmental organizations. Each participating organization must secure resources to enable its engagement in this regional effort. EPA and others have provided targeted capacity support to some of these participating entities. EPA has over seven years of experience with various forms of Puget Sound capacity support. Our presentation will share highlights and lessons learned from this experience. Our presentation will include themes and findings from extensive discussions with recipients of capacity support; an examination of capacity program goals and outcomes; and other perspectives on this support. Many lessons have been learned over the course of seven years and gaps and improvement recommendations have been identified that may be helpful to future efforts by other entities for considering supporting capacity. This comprehensive look back at successes, lessons learned, and future recommendations provides a unique perspective in the protection and restoration of Puget Sound and targeted capacity support.

Session Title

Strategic Recovery Part I: Managing Recovery at Different Scales

Keywords

Organization capacity, Puget Sound EPA, National Estuary Program

Conference Track

SSE4: Ecosystem Management, Policy, and Protection

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE4-353

Start Date

6-4-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

6-4-2018 10:45 AM

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.)

Rights

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Language

English

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Successes and lessons learned: supporting organizations' capacity to protect and restore Puget Sound

The Puget Sound “Management Conference” is the fundamental governance structure for Puget Sound restoration and protection, formally and informally engaging scores of entities at all levels of government, the private sector, tribal governments, and non-governmental organizations. Each participating organization must secure resources to enable its engagement in this regional effort. EPA and others have provided targeted capacity support to some of these participating entities. EPA has over seven years of experience with various forms of Puget Sound capacity support. Our presentation will share highlights and lessons learned from this experience. Our presentation will include themes and findings from extensive discussions with recipients of capacity support; an examination of capacity program goals and outcomes; and other perspectives on this support. Many lessons have been learned over the course of seven years and gaps and improvement recommendations have been identified that may be helpful to future efforts by other entities for considering supporting capacity. This comprehensive look back at successes, lessons learned, and future recommendations provides a unique perspective in the protection and restoration of Puget Sound and targeted capacity support.