Hood Canal Lead Entity
HCCC's Lead Entity Program integrates sound science with community priorities to implement key salmon recovery actions within Hood Canal and the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.
- Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
- Citizens Advisory Group (CAG)
Technical Advisory Group
Technical Advisory Group members are professionals with specific technical expertise related to salmon habitat recovery, with a diverse skill set including, but not limited to: planning, geo-morphology, salmon and habitat biology, ecology, engineering and other scientific concentrations. They evaluate projects on their technical merits, benefits to salmon, and the certainty that the benefits will occur. The technical committee submits its evaluations of projects to the Citizens Committee. View a list of current TAG members.
Citizens Advisory Group
Citizens Advisory Group members are citizens from the surrounding communities of the Hood Canal with an interest in salmon habitat recovery projects. Membership consists of representative interests from: geographic sub-regions of Hood Canal, tribes, environmental groups, habitat interest groups, regional fish enhancement groups, conservation districts, business groups, volunteer groups, landowners, and citizens. View a list of current CAG members.
The Citizens Committee is made up of CAG members and the HCCC Board of Directors. The TAG advises the Citizens Committee. The HCCC Citizens Committee reviews and ranks salmon recovery projects on the Habitat Project List each annual grant round for submittal to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board. Citizens Committee members often are the best judges of the community’s social, cultural, and economic values.
HCCC Lead Entity Citizens Committee Structure
Salmon Recovery Funding Board
Members of the Salmon Recovery Funding Board are appointed by the Governor to administer federal and state funding for salmon recovery. The board’s evaluation occurs in two phases:
- The board reviews all projects for eligibility
- The technical review panel evaluates each project for technical merits, certainty of success, and to ensure there are benefits to salmon