Section 5. Results of the Indicator Evaluations

Detailed spreadsheets showing the results of the indicator evaluation are available at the following link: Indicator Evaluation Spreadsheets. Summary tables are included at the end of this section. Following the framework outlined in Section 3, we organize the results of the evaluation by PSP ecosystem goals (i.e. Species, Habitat, Food Webs, Water Quality, and Water Quantity). Each goal has been divided per unique ecosystem domain (marine, freshwater, interface, and terrestrial).

A focused discussion of the evaluation by goal is presented in the following sections. The discussions include a summary of the results of the evaluation, as well as a presentation of the salient issues to Puget Sound, which were identified during the literature review. The section on Water Quality includes the complete literature review, which was performed in order to identify indicators appropriate for use in Puget Sound.