Salmon recovery has been funded at 22 percent of the need. At this rate of investment, time is not on the side of salmon or orcas. We know the priority habitat actions that need to take place to recover salmon as well as ensure a thriving and sustainable Puget Sound environment but need the funding for full implementation.
Full funding is needed for salmon and ecosystem recovery, including funding the habitat protection and restoration programs such as the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund, the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, the Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, the Floodplains by Design program, and the state match for the federal Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project). In addition, funding needs to be given to implement the recommendations of the Governor’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force.