2017 State of the Sound Report

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The State of the Sound report is intended to help our partners and decision makers better understand our current state of Puget Sound recovery.
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Charitable Gift for Working Lands: Strategies for Land and Philanthropy

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While investing in farm & forestland is common, few organizations are set up to take donations of working lands. This report gives an introduction to organizations and programs currently receiving and managing working land donations.
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Water and Birds in the Arid West: Habitats in Decline

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This report authored by the National Audubon Society, represents the first comprehensive assessment of the complex & vital relationships that exist among birds, water, & climate change in the region.
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The Beaver Restoration Guidebook

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This guidebook provides a practical synthesis of the best available science for using beaver to improve ecosystem functions. If you are a restoration practitioner, land manager, landowner, restoration funder, project developer, regulator, or other interested cooperator, this guidebook is for you. The Beaver Restoration Guidebook was prepared by US FWS, NOAA, University of Saskatchewan, and USFS.
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Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program Investment Plan

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This document from the Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) contains a fact sheet, project map, and ranked project list for ESRP in 2017-2019. PDF: 2017-19 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Fact Sheet  

Salmon Recovery Funding Board Factsheet

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This factsheet details how the Recreation and Conservation Office awards grants for salmon recovery projects. PDF: Salmon Recovery Funding Board Factsheet Source: Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

Puget Sound Acquisition & Restoration (PSAR) Factsheet & Investments

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This factsheet describes the benefits of Puget Sound Acquisition & Restoration Fund (PSAR) investments. The PSAR focuses its efforts on critical habitat and salmon populations. PDF: PSAR General Factsheet Source: Puget Sound Partnership   This factsheet outlines the PSAR grant funding priorities for 2017-2019, as well as return-on-investment stats. PDF: PSAR Funding 2017-19 Factsheet Source: Puget Sound Partnership

Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

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This factsheet describes the economic contribution of Outdoor Recreation for each activity type, and the breakdown from each county. Excellent source for stats. PDF: Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Source: Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

Legal Issues with Trails

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Private land owners, public land managers, land trusts, trail advocates, and others must be aware of the legal responsibilities associated with developing and maintaining trails. Although risks and responsibilities vary widely depending on the location and type of use, this topic has been addressed in all 50 states and is well-studied. This paper outlines basic…
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European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

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This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web applications. The exploitation, integration and application of these sources, termed volunteered geographic information (VGI) or crowdsourced geographic information (CGI), offer scientists an unprecedented…
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