State of the Sound

measures the health of Puget Sound in many different ways and reports to the governor and community each year on the State of the Sound.

See this year’s report at

The accompanying Report to the Community starts off with this wonderful quote from Billy Frank Jr –

I don’t believe in magic.
I believe in the sun and the stars, the water, the tides, the floods, the owls, the hawks flying, the river running, the wind talking. They’re measurements. They tell us how healthy things are. How healthy we are. Because we and they are the same. That’s what I believe in. Those who learn to listen to the world that sustains them can hear the message brought forth by salmon.”