Puget Sound Indicator Name
Floodplain habitat acquisition
Progress Indicator
Acre (acres)
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Last Updated
2/27/2024 12:10:44 PM
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Acres of floodplains habitat protected for habitat conservation or restoration

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Accelerating restoration and acquisition efforts in floodplains is a key strategy for Puget Sound recovery. Floodplains provide invaluable ecosystem services including critical habitat for many plants and animals including Pacific salmon, protection from damaging floods, and improvements to water quality. They also support human health and well-being through recreational opportunities and economically valuable farmlands. Climate change and population growth and development pressure continue to modify floodplains. 

This Progress Indicator tracks the cumulative acreage of floodplains 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 floodplain acquisition efforts. 

This Progress Indicator is in development. 

Key Progress Indicator Results

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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 floodplain areas through Lead Entity project efforts.

Critical Definitions

Floodplains: the approximate historic geomorphic extent of area adjacent to non-tidal freshwater river and stream systems (PSP 2022 for Recreation and Conservation Office's PRISM database). 

Interpretation of Results

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