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Record No: Res 32031    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Committee Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Transportation and Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/1/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION ratifying the 2021 Update to the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed or Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA 9) Salmon Habitat Plan, Making Our Watershed Fit for a King.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Salmon Habitat Plan 2021 Update
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION ratifying the 2021 Update to the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed or Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA 9) Salmon Habitat Plan, Making Our Watershed Fit for a King.
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WHEREAS, the 2021 Update to the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan ("WRIA 9 Plan") is an addendum to the 2005 WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan, and includes new science, revised habitat goals and recovery strategies, an updated capital project list, and a monitoring and adaptive management plan; and
WHEREAS, 17 local governments in WRIA 9 ("Parties") have partnered through an inter-local agreement ("ILA") since 2001 to jointly fund development and implementation of the WRIA 9 Plan to address a shared interest in, and responsibility for, long-term watershed planning and salmon recovery in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed ("Watershed"); and
WHEREAS, in March 1999, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ("NOAA") Fisheries listed the Puget Sound Chinook salmon evolutionary significant unit, including the Green River Chinook salmon population, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA"); and
WHEREAS, local jurisdictions have authority over certain habitat-based aspects of Chinook survival through land use and other policies and programs, and the State of Washington and tribes, who are the legal co-managers of the fishery resource, are responsible for addressing harvest and hatchery management; and
WHEREAS, the WRIA 9 partners recognize participating in the ILA and implementing priorities in the WRIA 9 Plan demonstrates their commitment to address the ESA listing of Chinook salmon; and
WHEREAS, coordination and cooperation among federal, state, and local agencies, tribes, businesses, non-governmental organizations, landowners, citizens, and other interests are essential to implement and adaptively manage a salmon recovery plan; and
WHEREAS, the Puget Sound Partnership is the Puget...

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