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An Overview of the 2007 WRIA 8 Implementation Survey Presented to the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council January 17, 2007.

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1 An Overview of the 2007 WRIA 8 Implementation Survey Presented to the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council January 17, 2007

2 Introduction Plan calls for annual progress reports Plan calls for annual progress reports Necessary for adaptive management Necessary for adaptive management At first implementation reports: What actions taken? At first implementation reports: What actions taken? Later: What effects can we see from our actions? Later: What effects can we see from our actions? Year 5: First reassessment, are we on the right track? Year 5: First reassessment, are we on the right track?

3 Survey Purpose Solicit information from ILA jurisdictions and others Solicit information from ILA jurisdictions and others Highlights activities Highlights activitiesunderway 1 st Annual Report 1 st Annual Report Implementation Strategy Implementation Strategy

4 Survey Overview Internet-based survey (King County tool) Internet-based survey (King County tool) ILA Jurisdictions received two surveys ILA Jurisdictions received two surveys Programmatic, land use, monitoring activities Programmatic, land use, monitoring activities Habitat projects Habitat projects Other WRIA 8 partners given open-ended survey Other WRIA 8 partners given open-ended survey

5 Programmatic Survey Structure Issued to all 27 jurisdictions in WRIA 8 Issued to all 27 jurisdictions in WRIA 8 Condensed Start List into major topics: Condensed Start List into major topics: StormwaterStormwater Water qualityWater quality Water quantity/conservationWater quantity/conservation Lakeshore/shorelineLakeshore/shoreline Landscaping/yard careLandscaping/yard care Forest/riparian coverForest/riparian cover

6 Survey continued Land use activities Land use activities Regulations, Regulations, ordinances, etc. Monitoring activities Monitoring activities Water quality Water quality Habitat Habitat Project effectiveness Project effectiveness Photo: USFS PNW Fisheries Program

7 Habitat Project Survey Structure Assigned Start List projects to appropriate jurisdictions Assigned Start List projects to appropriate jurisdictions Asked status of projects Asked status of projects Gave opportunity to contribute additional information Gave opportunity to contribute additional information Open-ended survey issued to jurisdictions without projects on Start List Open-ended survey issued to jurisdictions without projects on Start List

8 Survey Respondents Bellevue Bellevue Bothell Bothell Issaquah Issaquah Kenmore Kenmore King County King County Kirkland Kirkland Lake Forest Park Lake Forest Park Medina Medina Mercer Island Mercer Island Mill Creek Mill Creek Mountlake Terrace Mountlake Terrace Redmond Redmond Renton Renton Sammamish Sammamish Seattle Seattle Shoreline Shoreline Snohomish County Snohomish County Woodinville Woodinville

9 Survey Respondents, cont. Adopt-a-Stream Foundation Adopt-a-Stream Foundation Cedar River Council Cedar River Council Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Issaquah Basin Action Team Issaquah Basin Action Team Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

10 Stormwater Promotion of BMPs Promotion of BMPs ~90% underway~90% underway 10% in % in 2008 Promotion of LID Promotion of LID 78% underway or will be in % underway or will be in 2008 Car washing alternatives Car washing alternatives 60% have programs60% have programs Photo: Department of Ecology

11 Stormwater / Water Quality All jurisdictions offer or plan to offer in 08 water quality education materials All jurisdictions offer or plan to offer in 08 water quality education materials All stormwater activities all related to NPDES permit All stormwater activities all related to NPDES permit

12 Landscaping / Yard Care 60% currently employ a natural yard care program or plan to in 08 60% currently employ a natural yard care program or plan to in 08 Another 30% plan to conduct yard care program in the long term Another 30% plan to conduct yard care program in the long term Photo: King County

13 Landscaping / Yard Care, cont. Garden tours or workshops showcasing salmon-friendly landscape design Garden tours or workshops showcasing salmon-friendly landscape design 27% currently do; 22% plan in future 27% currently do; 22% plan in future Education programs for landscape designers/contractors Education programs for landscape designers/contractors 72% plan to do in the future 72% plan to do in the future Photo: King County

14 Forest and Riparian Cover 72% promote forest cover retention & riparian buffer protection 72% promote forest cover retention & riparian buffer protection >75% hold volunteer events, such as tree plantings & other restoration activities >75% hold volunteer events, such as tree plantings & other restoration activities All but one has updated CAO since 2003 All but one has updated CAO since 2003 All report tree protection ordinances All report tree protection ordinances

15 Water Conservation 67% have programs 67% have programs ~60% either actively promote groundwater protection, or plan to in the future ~60% either actively promote groundwater protection, or plan to in the future Over half have designated Critical Acquifer Recharge Areas Over half have designated Critical Acquifer Recharge Areas

16 Shoreline Programs Updating SMP Updating SMP 11 will update by 2009; 4 by will update by 2009; 4 by 2011 Outreach shoreline maintenance & alternatives to bulkheads Outreach shoreline maintenance & alternatives to bulkheads Only 3 currently have, 5 plan w/in 3 years, 4 in long term Only 3 currently have, 5 plan w/in 3 years, 4 in long term

17 Shoreline Programs, cont. Workshops for Lakeshore Property Owners Workshops for Lakeshore Property Owners Outreach to Shoreline Contractors Outreach to Shoreline Contractors Shoreline Demonstration Projects Shoreline Demonstration Projects Photo: Watershed Company

18 Monitoring Activities Water quality Water quality 7 jurisdictions have annual program 7 jurisdictions have annual program 5 do periodically 5 do periodically 4 plan to have annual program 4 plan to have annual program Stream and/or riparian habitat Stream and/or riparian habitat Only 3 have annual program Only 3 have annual program But 11 do for special projects But 11 do for special projects

19 Monitoring Activities, cont. Project monitoring Project monitoring 5 have annual program 5 have annual program 9 monitor for special projects or assessments 9 monitor for special projects or assessments

20 Monitoring Activities, cont. Project effectiveness monitoring Project effectiveness monitoring Only 1 jurisdiction has an annual program Only 1 jurisdiction has an annual program 10 jurisdictions do for special assessments or projects 10 jurisdictions do for special assessments or projects Photo: King County

21 Wrap Up Implementation is happening! Implementation is happening! Lots of work underway Lots of work underway Good opportunity for partnerships in areas w/ less activity Good opportunity for partnerships in areas w/ less activity More analysis to come More analysis to come Get your surveys in! Get your surveys in! Photo: Mountains to Sound


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