An introduction to the 2022-2026 Action Agenda

Screenshot from the Action Agenda video, showing a shot of Puget Sound water. with text overlaid that says, "Puget Sound is a special place."

The 2022-2026 Action Agenda is our community’s shared plan to advance Puget Sound recovery over the next four years. With bold leadership and collaboration at all levels, coordinating our efforts, and acting urgently, Puget Sound can be a resilient ecosystem that supports healthy and diverse human communities and the habitats and species that we care about.

Trekking the Backroads Counting Culverts for Salmon

“The Sound is my backyard, the Sound is my dinner table, the Sound is my heart. We call it the Salish Sea and it is everything, it is life. It’s traditional, it’s hopeful—my being here is because of the Salish Sea, so it means everything to me. We were created as salmon people in the […]

Restoring the Olympia, Washington’s only native oyster

A gloved hand points at an Olympia oyster on the beach

The Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, is the only oyster native to Washington. Its historical range stretches from the coasts of British Columbia down to Southern California. Before the arrival of white settlers in Washington, there may have been 20,000 acres of Olympia oysters living throughout the bays and inlets of Puget Sound.

Monitoring the tiny creatures at the base of the food web can have a big impact

A microscopic photo of a copepod, a type of zooplankton

Zooplankton are a diverse group of small organisms that drift in marine and freshwater and feed on phytoplankton (plant plankton) and other zooplankton. This group includes jellyfish and comb-jellies, small crustaceans like copepods and krill, the larval forms of crabs and oysters, the larval or juvenile forms of some fish, and many other organisms.

Pierce Conservation District, breaking new ground

A large group of volunteers, both adults and children, work on planting conifer saplings at the South Prairie Creek Preserve property

Last year, Pierce Conservation District became the first of its kind in the nation to create a carbon credit program. As one of 45 conservation districts in Washington State and approximately 3,000 nationwide, this is a big win in the fight against climate change for the state.