I’m a little late on this, but Shared Strategy’s new salmon recovery plan for Puget Sound deserves a bit more attention. Written by some of the heaviest hitters on the local conservation scene, including Bill Ruckelshaus and Billy Frank Jr., the plan is a carefully crafted and astonishingly inclusive design to restore Puget Sound Chinook salmon to sustainable and abundant levels. One thing I particularly like about the plan is that it takes a genuinely multifaceted approach to salmon recovery. It’s not just one or two politically viable prescriptions, but a sincere look at the rather daunting obstacles facing salmon in a heavily populated basin that is projected to add 1.4 million people by 2030.

Also, capitalizing on the plan’s momentum Governor Gregoire called for more muscular strategies to clean up Puget Sound.