From the Mountains to the Sound

The South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group helps salmon from ‘The Mountains to the Sound’. We have all seven species of Pacific Salmon throughout our service area and aim to protect all of them through habitat improvement and construction projects.

Restoration projects can include fish passage and barrier removal, floodplain and wetland reconnection, large woody debris installations, plantings, and more. With many projects combining these into a comprehensive restoration plan.

The Projects Map below shows all of SPSSEG’s projects funded through the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).

(Some projects, including Habitat Assessment and Monitoring, with alternate funding sources may not be shown on this map)


Habitat Assessment Projects

SPSSEG discovers and prioritizes potential projects through Habitat Assessments. Assessment studies identify areas for restoration and enhancement. Once identified, potential projects are prioritized with input from regional scientific and technical experts.






Pre- and Post-Project Monitoring

No project is complete without Pre- and Post-Project Monitoring to measure success of the project.

Scientific monitoring before, during, and after project implementation evaluates success of our projects and guides future restoration efforts. These projects are time- and labor-intensive, and require reliable year-to-year funding.




To see what SPSSEG and others are doing for salmon recovery through out the state, check out the Salmon Recovery Portal.