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December 12, 2012

Communities see need for national dialogue on working waterfronts and waterways

Puget Sound Institute Visiting Scholar Nicole Faghin writes that by 2050, the United States will likely exceed 400 million people, more than half of whom “are projected to be living in coastal counties.” In this article, Faghin looks ahead to next March’s National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium in Tacoma, and discusses some of the […]

November 11, 2012

Encyclopedia of Puget Sound forms editorial board

The Puget Sound Institute is pleased to announce the formation of a nine-member editorial board to guide the recently launched Encyclopedia of Puget Sound ( The board first convened on October 24th at a reception and workshop on the University of Washington Seattle campus, and includes prominent authorities from agencies, academic institutions and other organizations […]

September 28, 2012

PSP’s 2012 Action Agenda update now available

By Alicia Lawver, Puget Sound Partnership The Puget Sound Partnership is excited to announce the 2012 update to the Action Agenda, which outlines the region’s priorities and actions to address the foundational elements of a healthy Puget Sound: our economy, environment, human health, and quality of life.

September 28, 2012

Welcoming new Puget Sound Partnership executive director

By Alicia Lawver, Puget Sound Partnership Col. Anthony Wright, retired Army Corps of Engineers district engineer, was appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire in July to lead the Puget Sound Partnership.The Partnership is the backbone organization that coordinates the efforts of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses to set priorities, implement a regional recovery plan and […]

September 27, 2012

Exploring quality of life and human well-being in Puget Sound restoration

By Kelly Biedenweg, Puget Sound Institute   Throughout Puget Sound, government and non-government land management agencies are increasingly interested in considering the human aspects of restoration management.  So far, this exploration has looked mostly at how humans influence the natural world: the pollution caused by failing septic systems or agricultural runoff or the decline in […]

September 27, 2012

PSI to convene study panel for forage fish

The Puget Sound Institute is assembling a study panel to focus on science priorities for regional forage fish conservation. The panel stems from a recent symposium at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs: Conservation and Ecology of Marine Forage Fishes in Puget Sound.

September 27, 2012

Studying nitrogen impacts from septic tanks and alder trees in Hood Canal

By Amelia Apfel, for the Puget Sound Institute As part of a series of long-term studies, Puget Sound Institute scientist Andy James is collaborating with Julie Horowitz of the Hood Canal Coordinating Council and Mike Brett and Mark Benjamin at the University of Washington to complete an evaluation of the fate of various human-associated nitrogen […]