Water Resources Inventory Area (WRIA) 6 encompasses all of the islands and water within Island County’s geographic boundary. Centrally located within the Salish Sea, at the junction of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Georgia Straight, WRIA 6 shorelines are used as a migration corridor by juvenile and adult salmon originating from rivers throughout the Puget Sound. WRIA 6 nearshore and coastal estuaries provide critical shelter, refuge, food, and physiological refuge for juvenile salmon as they transition from river to ocean stages of their life.
"Local, watershed-based organizations that develop local salmon habitat recovery strategies and then recruit organizations to do habitat protection and restoration projects that will implement the strategies"
(Chelan LE, 2012)
Island County - Salmon Recovery Planning Documents