The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound species library now includes a list of species of concern in the Salish Sea watershed. The list was created by Joe Gaydos and Nicholas Brown of the SeaDoc Society, and was released as a paper presented as part of the Proceedings of the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver, BC.
Strait of Georgia Watershed
The Strait of Georgia contains estuaries, salt marshes, and other productive habitat. The entire Strait is 135 miles long, and drains hundreds of rivers, including the 850-mile Fraser River. It is an important site for recreation, tourism, and commercial fishing and shellfish harvest. According to Parks Canada, the southern Strait is one of the most at-risk ecosystems in the country.
- Counties: Skagit, Whatcom
- National Estuary Programs: Puget Sound
- Other Watersheds Upstream: Nooksack
- Other Watersheds Downstream: Puget Sound