We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea

We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea


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Puget Sound is a magnificent and intricate estuary, the very core of life in Western Washington. Yet it’s also a place of broader significance: rivers rush from the Cascade and Olympic mountains and Canada’s coastal ranges through varied watersheds to feed the Sound, which forms the southern portion of a complex, international ecosystem known as the Salish Sea.

A rich, life-sustaining home shared by two countries, as well as 50-plus Native American Tribes and First Nations, the Salish Sea is also a huge economic engine, with outdoor recreation and commercial shellfish harvesting alone worth $10.2 billion. But this spectacular inland sea is suffering. Pollution and habitat loss, human population growth, ocean acidification, climate change, and toxins from wastewater and storm runoff present formidable challenges.

We Are Puget Sound amplifies the voices and ideas behind saving Puget Sound, and it will help engage and inspire citizens around the region to join together to preserve its ecosystem and the livelihoods that depend on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680512588
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Journalist and editor David Workman has been a communications and education director for state agencies in Washington. He lives in Olympia.

Leonard Forsman is the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe and has served on the tribal council for more than two decades.

Dr. Mindy Roberts leads the Puget Sound program at the Washington Environmental Council, advocating for clean water, healthy habitat, and renewed leadership to recover and protect Puget Sound. She lives in Seattle. Learn more at WeArePugetSound.org

Award-winning photographer Brian Walsh is an environmental planner who has served in a variety of state departments. He lives in Olympia.

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