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Salmon Technical Advisory Group (TAG)


The Salmon TAG meets on the third Wednesday of each month.​ The work focus area is within the Water Resources Inventory Area (WRIA) 6.

Technical Advisory Group Role

  • ​Develop recommendations for the WRAC on revisions to the Salmon Recovery Plan.
  • Track results and ensure they are on schedule and achieving the improvements for salmon consistent with the community’s interests and the goals and objectives of the Salmon Recovery Plan.
  • Provide a clearing house for salmon-related organizations and facilitate a comprehensive, integrated approach for salmon-recovery activities.
  • Seek and promote funding support to protect and restore habitat for Puget Sound salmon.
  • Encourage continued scientific research to better understand ecosystem processes and functions that affect salmon recovery in WRIA 6.
  • Prioritize, rank and identify salmon recovery projects based on biological, social and economic criteria.
  • Identify and cultivate potential project sponsors and partners.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to project sponsors in project development, budget development, partnership building, and grant writing.
  • Develop and support public outreach programs which educate and inform the public about salmon-supporting ecosystem processes and habitats.
  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the WRAC.

Technical Advisory Group Members:​

  • Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC)
  • Tulalip Tribes
  • Skagit River System Cooperative
  • Stillaguamish Tribe
  • Island County
  • Whidbey and Snohomish Conservation Districts
  • Marine Resources Committee
  • WSU Extension
  • WA Depart​m​ent of Fish and Wildlife
  • Whidbey Watershed Stewards
  • Whidbey Camano Land Trust
  • Orca Network
  • Wild Fish Conservancy
  • Skagit Fish Enhancement Group

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