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Puget Sound

Puget Sound Federal Task Force


On September 30, 2016, nine federal agencies and cabinet departments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) creating the Puget Sound Federal Task Force. The purpose of the MOU is to:

  • Strengthen coordination among federal agencies.
  • Strengthen intergovernmental coordination of federal actions with tribal, state, and local governments as well as with private efforts.
  • Strengthen the integration of federal activities in the the Puget Sound Action Agenda.
  • Strengthen the federal contribution of scientific and technical expertise.
  • Contribute to fulfilling federal trust responsibilities to Puget Sound federally recognized tribal governments.
  • Create a standing federal venue through which to share information.

Action Plan

On January 18, 2017, the National Puget Sound Task Force reviewed and accepted the Interim Draft of the Puget Sound Federal Task Force Action Plan FY 2017-2021 (see "Documents" below). The purpose of the Puget Sound Federal Task Force Action Plan is to contribute toward realizing a shared vision of a healthy and sustainable Puget Sound ecosystem by leveraging federal programs across agencies and coordinating diverse programs on a specific suite of priorities.

The Puget Sound Action Agenda, salmon recovery priorities, and tribal habitat priorities plans are foundations for developing the Federal Task Force Action Plan.


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