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Whatcom Integration Team
The Integration Team is an adhoc committee established for the purpose of advancing the WRIA 1 Policy Boards’ interest to achieve greater coordination and alignment among various local ecosystem protection and restoration efforts.
Initiation of an integration team as an "ad hoc workgroup" under the WRIA 1 Policy Boards’ integrated structure also supports the Policy Boards’ function as the Whatcom Local Integrating Organization (LIO) in the Puget Sound Partnership. The Integration Team is not intended to replace existing committees or teams working on WRIA 1 natural resource management topics.
The Integration Team is scheduled to sunset June 30, 2013 unless extended by WRIA 1 Management Team or WRIA 1 Policy Boards.
- Update the Whatcom profile in the 2012 Puget Sound Action Agenda.
- Recommend a sequence and/or relative priorities for local strategies and actions that require input from local integrating organizations (i.e., federal and state grants).
- Recommend a ranking process for grant applications requiring input from a local integrating organization.
- Prepare a recommendation for the long-term integration of local programs and priorities into the WRIA 1 Integrated Program structure.
Who is it?
The following groups were considered for participation on the Integration Team, and individuals that are or have been associated with these groups were invited to participate. The individuals associated with the different groups that responded and are actively participating are underlined. All individuals that are participating are local community members.
Lummi Natural Resources
Nooksack Natural Resources
Washington State Fish and Wildlife
City of Lynden/Small Cities
City of Bellingham
Public Utility District #1
Department of Ecology- Bellingham
WSU Cooperative Extension
Marine Resources Committee
Whatcom Conservation District
CCA WA-North Sound (Sport Fishing)
Whatcom Land Trust
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
Shellfish Protection Districts
Port of Bellingham
Birch Bay Water and Sewer District