Snohomish, Washington Watershed Plan

Date: 1991

EcoPlan provided support to a major public process devoted to developing a watershed plan for Snohomish Basin, which includes Seattle, Everett and many outlying rural communities. EcoPlan initially provided training to staff in the use of decision-aiding tools and public process alternatives. Following this, EcoPlan provided on-going consulting support, working with staff, stakeholder groups and technical groups. The project was intended to address endangered species legislation, with a particular the focus on salmon recovery. A key aim of the project was the incorporation of scientific, social and economic objectives with public values. EcoPlan worked with a 40-member forum, with representatives from over 25 administrative jurisdictions as well as with Shared Strategy, the group charged with producing the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Strategy that includes 15 major watersheds.