Three types of progress measures are used to track ecosystem recovery activities and progress toward a healthy and resilient Puget Sound:

  • Vital Sign Indicators - Measures of ecosystem health and progress toward Puget Sound recovery goals.
  • Intermediate Progress Measures (COMING SOON) - Establish a common understanding of natural and social processes (aka pressures) causing changes to the Vital Signs and the collective impact of multiple activities toward reducing or mitigating the impact of those pressures. More information on the process under way to develop IPMs is available here.
  • Activity Progress Measures (COMING SOON) - Demonstrate direct contributions of Action Agenda Near Term Actions (NTAs) to Puget Sound recovery. These often focus on enabling conditions (e.g. Outreach, Incentives) or direct restoration and protection accomplishments. 

For more information on the purpose and use of Puget Sound recovery progress measures and their role in Puget Sound ecosystem recovery planning and decision making, please see: Progress Measures Framework.

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