Explore the web's most complete and up-to-date habitat classifications for the shorelines of Puget Sound and the Washington coast.
The tufted puffin is one of the most iconic and recognizable birds in the Puget Sound watershed. It was once common, but scientists now estimate that there are fewer than 3,000 remaining in the state. Last spring, the tufted puffin was named a state endangered species.
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The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound is founded on a spirit of collaboration and data sharing. One key Encyclopedia partner is NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration. Their Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®) is our go-to site for web-based spatial data and maps. Whether you are responding to a disaster or doing scientific research, ERMA is a valuable tool featuring over 1,200 publicly accessible data layers.
The 2016 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is now accepting proposals for special sessions. Deadline is June 30th. Read more.
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How do we define the Puget Sound watershed? The boundaries are mapped using hydrologic unit codes (HUCs), nationally standardized divisions used by conservation agencies.