PWR LIO Meetings

  • Next Meeting – September 14th; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST – (Zoom)



On November 3rd the PWR LIO will host the Ecosystem Coordination Board as part of the rotating management conferences. This meeting will be hosted in person and within the LIO geography. We are scoping out locations to host this meeting and would love your ideas of venue locations! Some details regarding the meeting:

  • A venue that’s available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, big enough for 45-60 people, and ideally a space that is in the watershed or nearby and fairly accessible for people commuting.

If you have a place in mind that could work, please reach out to Andres at


Watershed News/Events

  • Upcoming Focus Area Discussions! – We will be hosting a series of ERP Focus Area meetings to discuss if the ERP is up to date, review current priorities, discusses challenges and opportunities, and gather information to help inform an update list of priority work areas (geographic or programmatic) & projects for the PWR LIO. If you would like to receive a calendar invitation with an agenda and additional details, please contact Andres at
  • Puget Sound Strategic Initiative Leads announce new RFP – Mark your calendars for new funding opportunities to be announced on the Puget Sound National Estuary RFP website! The Habitat, Shellfish, and Stormwater Initiative Leads (SILs) will be opening solicitations for competitive Request for Proposals (RFPs) end September, early October to implement priorities identified in the joint SILs Investment Plan for FFY2021-2022. Read more here.
  • Habitat Strategic Initiative Grant Program Webinar – Please join the Habitat Strategic Initiative for a webinar highlighting the results of two of their grants, Developing a Salmon Life Cycle Model for the Snohomish Basin to Inform Multi-benefit Project Selection and Sequencing (fact sheet) and A Salmon Life Cycle Model to Support Multi-benefit Actions and Adaptive Planning in the Stillaguamish Watershed (fact sheet). These two projects use the Habitat Assessment and Restoration Planning (HARP) Model developed by NOAA to help identify habitat restoration actions that have the greatest potential to increase spawner abundance of Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, and Steelhead in the Stillaguamish and Snohomish watersheds. Webinar details:
  • Roadway Runoff Known to Kill Coho Salmon also Affects Steelhead, Chinook Salmon – Previous work found stormwater runoff containing the tire compound known as 6-PPD-quinone, kills juvenile and adult coho within a few hours. New research by NOAA Fisheries and partners shows the compound is also lethal to protected Pacific steelhead and Chinook salmon. But simple filtration columns along roads can remove toxic substances and save fish. Some western states have already begun designing highways with inexpensive filtration measures shown to protect salmon. Read more here.


Funding Opportunities

  • NOAA: Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants – Up to $85 million in funding is available for habitat restoration and coastal resilience through the NOAA FY2022 Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity. This funding will prioritize habitat restoration actions that rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of threatened and endangered species, use natural infrastructure to reduce damage from flooding and storms, promote resilient ecosystems and communities, and yield socioeconomic benefits. Proposals must be submitted by September 6, 2022 – to learn more and apply, click HERE.
  • NOAA: Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities – $10 million in funding is available for habitat restoration and resilience awards for underserved communities though NOAA’s FY2022 Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity. Through this funding, NOAA will engage underserved communities in habitat restoration activities that promote resilient ecosystems and communities. It will provide capacity for these communities to more fully participate in developing future transformational habitat projects. Proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2022 – to learn more and apply, click HERE.
  • NOAA: Marine Debris Removal Grants – The NOAA Marine Debris Program will award up to $56 million to fund projects that remove marine debris to benefit marine and Great Lakes habitats and communities. This competition focuses on two priorities: removing large marine debris and using proven interception technologies to capture marine debris. Proposals are due September 30, 2022 – to learn more and apply, click HERE.
  • NOAA: Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition – The Saltonstall-Kennedy Program administers a yearly grant competition which annually funds approximately 40 projects for $10 million that lead to the promotion, development and marketing of U.S. fisheries. NOAA Fisheries seeks applications that demonstrate direct benefits to the U.S. fishing and marine aquaculture industries and applications which involve:
    • Fishing or aquaculture community participation aimed at helping seafood communities to resolve issues that affect their ability to fish or farm
    • Making full use of those species that are currently under federal or state fishery management plans
    • Addressing the socioeconomic impacts of overfishing and overcapacity

Proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2022 – to learn more and apply, please click HERE.


Job Announcements

  • Snoqualmie Watershed Forum – Snoqualmie Project Coordinator

Implements projects and programs for salmon recovery by administering an annual $2 Million grant round and working closely with watershed partners. Due date for applications is Sept 6, 2022. To see the full position description, click HERE.

  • Snoqualmie Watershed Forum – Snoqualmie Technical Coordinator

Coordinates and tracks watershed science to guide and track actions to protect and restore the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish rivers. Applications are due September 11, 2022. To see the full position description, click HERE.