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Category: September 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 ensure accountability for results. Read more

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 fish stock due to overfishing.  Recent work, however, is attempting to monitor how a healthier ecosystem can improve human quality of life. Read more

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 sources in the areas surrounding the Hood Canal. Read more