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Stanley, S., S. Grigsby, D. Booth, D. Hartley, R. Horner, T. Hruby, J. Thomas, P. Bissonnette, R. Fuerstenberg, J. Lee, P. Olson, G. Wilhere. 2012. Puget Sound Characterization, Volume 1: The Water Resource Assessments (Water Flow and Water Quality). Published by Washington State Department of Ecology, Bellevue, Washington. 76 pp.

  • https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1106016.html
  • The Puget Sound Characterization is a set of water and habitat assessments that compare areas within a watershed for restoration and protection value. It is a coarse-scale decision-support tool that provides information for regional, county, and watershed-based planning. The information it provides will allow local and regional governments, as well as NGOs, to base their decisions regarding land use on a systematic analytic framework that prioritizes specific geographic areas on the landscape as focus areas for protection, restoration, and conservation of our region’s natural resources, and that also identifies areas that are likely more suitable for development. Application of this method should result in future land-use patterns that protect the health of Puget Sound’s terrestrial and aquatic resources while also helping to direct limited financial resources to the highest priority areas for restoration and protection.
  • Keywords:watershed management, puget sound watershed, water quality, assessment, water resources, watershed, watershed planning, Puget Sound