Puget Sound Indicator Name
Estuarine habitat acquisition
Progress Indicator
Acre (acres)
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Last Updated
9/14/2023 3:10:54 PM
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Acres of estuarine habitat acquired for habitat conservation or restoration

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Estuarine habitat acquisition

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Accelerating restoration and acquisition efforts in estuaries is a key strategy for Puget Sound recovery. Estuaries support some of the most productive ecosystems on earth and provide important feeding and resting habitat for young salmon, migratory birds, and many other species. Estuaries also have important commercial, recreational, and environmental value for people. 

This Progress Indicator tracks the cumulative acreage of estuarine land protected from development through completed Lead Entity acquisition projects across Puget Sound. Lead entities are local, citizen-based, organizations that coordinate salmon recovery efforts in their local watersheds. Lead entities work with local and state agencies, tribes, citizens, and other community groups to ensure that salmon recovery actions, including habitat restoration efforts, are implemented.

The data collected for this Progress Indicator illustrate progress in accelerating funding and implementation of estuary acquisition efforts. 

This Progress Indicator is in development. 

Key Progress Indicator Results

This Progress Indicator is under development. 

Monitoring Program

Puget Sound Lead Entities 

Data Source

Project lists as reported in Salmon Recovery Portal that include metrics with estimated acreages for acquisition across projects. These acreages are summed to quantify total acres acquired in estuarine areas through Lead Entity project efforts.

Critical Definitions

Estuaries: tidally influenced areas where fresh and marine waters mix (modified from PCSRF Data Dictionary 2013). 

Interpretation of Results

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Reporting Guidance
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