Puyallup and Chambers Salmon Recovery Lead Entity

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Salmon Recovery

The Puyallup and Chambers Watershed Salmon Recovery Lead Entity members work together to protect and enhance wild salmon populations. Chinook, coho, chum and pink salmon, as well as steelhead, cutthroat and bull trout all call Pierce County’s rivers and streams home. For generations, salmon have been an important part of this area’s culture and economy. It is the job of everyone living and working in Pierce County to help protect these special fish for future generations to help ensure that they also have the quality of life that we currently enjoy. The Puyallup and Chambers Watershed Salmon Recovery Lead Entity is made up of many partners including other local governments, state, federal, and tribal stakeholders and non-profit organizations committed to ensuring this work is carried out with the goal to protect and enhance the wild salmon populations.

  1. What's New?


South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group and Sky Environmental applied the Riparian Decision Support System and other tools to assess sections of the Upper Puyallup/White area, identifying key priority zones for protection and restoration. Explore the right-hand sections for assessment documents and additional details about the Riparian DSS tool.


The Lead Entity has completed a Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plan (MAMP) which is intended to assess and inform our multi-species strategy and actions aimed at recovering salmonid habitat across the Watersheds. It is primarily meant to be used as a guidance document for the TAG and CAC while also providing important information for project sponsors, groups conducting monitoring in the Watersheds, and other regional experts.

The Lead Entity (TAG and CAC) will use this MAMP as guidance to prioritize monitoring, adaptively manage our strategy, coordinate and collaborate with local and regional groups conducting monitoring in the Watersheds, identify and secure funding for monitoring, and track the success of our protection and restoration efforts.

  1. About Lead Entities
  2. What We Do

Lead entities are local, watershed-based organizations created by RCW 77.85 to solicit, develop, prioritize and submit habitat protection and restoration projects for funding by the state's Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB). 

The water resource inventory areas (WRIAs) 10 and 12 are also called the Chambers-Clover Creeks and Puyallup River watersheds. Both WRIAs are included in one lead-entity. The lead entity has developed a strategy to recover salmon in these watersheds. The strategy guides the ranking of salmon recovery project proposals and can be found in the Resource Library below. 

At a regional scale, there is a Salmon Recovery Plan with individual chapters for each watershed (in most cases). You can find more information about recovery plans from Puget Sound Partnership.

Contact Us

Lisa Spurrier
Lead Entity Coordinator
(253) 798-6158
[email protected]

  1. Story Map - Commencement Bay
  2. Story Map - Seqaulicthew Creek Estuary


Viewing Salmon and Habitat Restoration Sites in your Watersheds

These salmon signs can be seen at salmon recovery sites in WRIAs 10 and 12

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