Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative
In northwest Washington, from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and northern Puget Sound to the Canadian border, the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative is providing a way for local, tribal, state and community representatives to work together to protect vital marine resources. Halting the significant degradation of marine resources in the Northwest Straits will require the concerted efforts of many agencies, organizations and individuals. Grassroots involvement by citizen groups will be critical for success. The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative draws strength from citizen-driven efforts to garner community support for measures to protect and restore the Straits' salmon, shellfish, bottomfish and other vital resources, plus the habitats they need to survive.