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Learn about HCCC’s most recent progress and achievements toward our mission to recover and protect Hood Canal’s beaches, forests, streams and wildlife for the benefit of our communities.
Ecology & DNR gathering information on cedar dieback
The Washington state Departments of Ecology (Ecology) and Natural Resources (DNR) are gathering information concerning the dieback of western redcedar in peatlands and other types of Western Washington wetlands. Since 2011, DNR and Ecology have observed cedar dieback in numerous Western Washington peatlands. In some cases, the trees have died, while at other sites the trees appear extremely stressed but are still sprouting at the base. In all cases, the redcedars’ needles turn orange. However, a shared and obvious cause has yet to be identified.
Ecology & DNR have created a brief presentation to share how these diebacks appear in the field.
Share your observations
Both DNR and Ecology are seeking reports of cedar dieback. Please share your observations with both:
Where possible, please share the following information with your observation:
- Observation date
- Geographic location
- Wetland type and location within wetland
- Whether the trees are dead or stressed
- Obvious signs of stressors
- Other pertinent information
Draft 2018 Puget Sound Action Agenda Released
The draft 2018-2022 Puget Sound Action Agenda is available and open for public comment until October 15th. The 2018-2022 Action Agenda charts the course for Puget Sound recovery over the next 4 years. It incorporates regional strategies and specific actions to protect and restore Puget Sound.
LE Citizens Committee finalizes ranked habitat project list
On August 15, 2018 the Hood Canal Coordinating Council's Lead Entity Citizens Committee finalized and released their Ranked Habitat Project List. The ranked list is submitted to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) for consideration of funding for the 2018 SRFB Grant Round. The SRFB funding decision will be made in December of 2018
Request for Consultation Services: Hood Canal Regional Pollution Identification & Correction Program - Public Outreach Assistance
HCCC has released a Request for Consultation Services to support the Hood Canal Regional PIC Program's publc outreach efforts. Please click below for more infromation.
2018 Hood Canal Near Term Action Ratings for the Puget Sound Action Agenda
HCCC completed its Local Integrating Organization review and evaluation process for 2018 Near Term Actions (NTAs) for the Puget Sound Action Agenda. The full procedural record and evaluation results are included in the document linked below. NTAs are now undergoing regional review. The draft 2018-2022 Puget Sound Action Agenda will be released around Sep 1, 2018.
[Closed-Consultant Roster Created] Hood Canal Coordinating Council Request for Qualifications and Quotations For: On-Call Land Surveying Services – Marine Shoreline and Tideland Expertise
The Hood Canal Coordination Council (HCCC) is seeking on-call land surveying services with special knowledge and expertise in marine shoreline and tideland survey and mapping.
Assistance is needed in land survey and mapping of mitigation projects sites.
The land surveying services will be in support of the HCCC In-Lieu Fee Mitigation (ILF) Program which operates within the Hood Canal watersheds and tidelands in Kitsap, Jefferson and Mason Counties.
The full RFQQ’s, terms and instructions, is linked here.
Proposals must be received by February 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Questions can be directed to Patty Michak at email@example.com.
Date of publication February 1, 2018.
(Now Closed) 2018 Call for Salmon Habitat Projects
The Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), as the Regional Recovery Organization for Hood Canal and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Summer Chum Salmon and the Lead Entity for Hood Canal, is issuing a Call for Salmon Habitat Projects for the 2018 HCCC Lead Entity grant round addressing specific actions and watersheds. This Call for Salmon Habitat Projects will provide the basis for the selection of projects to be submitted to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) for the 2018 HCCC Lead Entity grant round.
Please see the following documents for more information:
- HCCC Salmon Recovery Program Priorities and Immediate Needs - 2018 Call for Salmon Habitat Projects
- 2018 Call for Projects - Letter of Intent Template
Individuals and entities wishing to propose a salmon habitat project aligning with the habitat actions identified in the Table 1: 2018 Salmon Habitat Actions to guide project development and implementation (located in the Call for Projects linked above) are asked to complete a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the project utilizing the LOI template and submit the completed template to Alicia Olivas, Lead Entity Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org by January 19, 2018.
[Closed-Consultant Selected] Seeking Professional Services for Regional PIC Program Co-coordinator
The Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC) is seeking a consultant qualified to co-coordinate Phase 3 of the Hood Canal Regional Pollution Identification and Correction Program (funded by the Washington Department of Health).
2018 Near Term Action Process Starts Nov. 13th
The Puget Sound Partnership will release the 2018 Near Term Action (NTA) Solicitation Guide for the Puget Sound Action Agenda on Nov. 13, 2017. HCCC will facilitate a local Local Integrating Organization (LIO) review process for Hood Canal NTAs. Information on the LIO NTA process will also be available by Nov 13th.
HCCC is hosting two NTA process information sessions:
November 14, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
At HCCC17791 Fjord Dr NE Suite 124 Poulsbo, WA 98370
November 21, 2017
10:00 am -12:00 pm
At Mason County Public Works100 W Public Works Dr Shelton, WA 98584
It is strongly recommended that you attend one of the information sessions if you are considering submitting an NTA for the 2018 Puget Sound Action Agenda. There are significant changes from the 2016 NTA process. This will also be an opportunity to share NTA ideas with other prospective NTA owners.
Other 2018 NTA process information sources:
PSP 2018 Action Agenda website: Linked here
The Action Agenda Strategic Initiative Leads will be hosting an optional webinar:
Regional Priorities & NTA Solicitation Webinar
November 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (click here to join WebEx)
Strategic Initiative Leads introduce regional priorities and answer questions. Please review solicitation appendix A prior to webinar.
The Puget Sound Partnership will be hosting an optional webinar :
How to Submit a Near Term Action (NTA)
on November 28, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (click here to join WebEx)
The Partnership will host an instructional webinar to offer details on using the NTA submission tool. Partnership staff will be available for up to two hours after the webinar (10:00AM-12:00PM) to field questions from interested parties.
New assessment explores interactions between salmon habitat restoration and bivalve shellfish resources
Habitat restoration is a major component of the Hood Canal region’s efforts to recover salmon populations, with projects being undertaken in freshwater, estuarine, and marine nearshore habitats. Although habitat restoration projects involve removing modifications and returning a site closer to its historic and/or unmodified condition, those changes made to improve conditions for salmon can cause undesired changes for other species; in particular for this report bivalve shellfish. Hood Canal Coordinating Council's Assessment of Interactions between Salmon Habitat Restoration and Bivalve Shellfish Resources explores these potentially conflicting interests and provides guidance and recommendations.