The Salish Sea is an inland sea that encompasses the Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The area spans from Olympia, Washington in the south to the Campbell River, British Columbia in the north, and west to Neah Bay and includes the large cities of Seattle and Vancouver.
More information is available at https://wp.wwu.edu/salishsea/description-of-the-salish-sea/
Promotes dialogue and partnerships among people, organizations and agencies throughout First Nations and tribal communities, Washington State, and British Columbia
Serves as the administrative home of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
Hosts gatherings to cultivate collaborative governance and protection of the Salish Sea
Develops place-based curriculum, research and events for students to explore the environment, history and communities of the Salish Sea
Fosters a sense of place and raises awareness of the value of the Salish Sea and the issues that threaten its healthMore information is available at https://wp.wwu.edu/salishsea/history-of-the-institute/
Started in Winter 2018/19, the Hope Program came out of Elin Kelsey's Huxley Speaker Series lecture on Wild, Contagious, Hope.
This program is meant to be the antithesis to all the dark and dour news about the problems that the Salish Sea is facing, and to be a resource for hope around it.
You can find out more on our "Hope for the Salish Sea" page, or by following us on any social media, @wwusalishsea.
The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference has become the premier scientific research and policy gathering in the Pacific Northwest.
The conversations and lectures that happen at the SSEC are a platform to build shared policies, practices and procedures necessary to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea and its watersheds.
The SSEC is administered by the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University.
The next Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference will be April 19-22, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, BC. The theme is Shared Knowledge for the Future.
Current updates are available at https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/
Starting in Fall 2019, the SALI minor at WWU is meant to "introduce students to the complex ecologies and human experiences of the Salish Sea region." More information is available from the SSI here: https://wp.wwu.edu/salishsea/salish-sea-studies/
The WWU Course Catalog offering is available here: https://catalog.wwu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=15&poid=7325&returnto=3421
We produced several videos in the Huxley Speaker Series at WWU in Winter 2018/19 that educatiors might find useful. They are available on our site at https://wp.wwu.edu/salishsea/videos/
We recommend several news sites for Salish Sea News:
Check out below for RSS feeds of Google and Mike Sato's news aggregate.
You can find information about the US efforts for the Salish sea at https://www.epa.gov/salish-sea and the Puget Sound Partnership or specifically for Orca recovery at the Washington State Governors website.
Other Sources for Canadian Government activities:
Other Sources for US Government activities:
News Links and RSS feeds (news not endorsed by SSI)
Google “Salish Sea” News Feed
- Things To Do In and Around Bellingham This Weekend: January 31-February 2 - whatcomtalk.com January 28, 2020
- Google aims AI at whales, words and well-being - FRANCE 24 January 28, 2020
- Google’s AI powers real-time orca tracking in Vancouver Bay - VentureBeat January 28, 2020
- Don't miss Tacoma's 2020 Salish Sea Early Music Festival - Tacoma Daily News January 28, 2020
- Glass salmon installation reception set for Jan. 30 in Terrell Library - WSU News January 28, 2020
- Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents ‘Mozart Quartets,’ Feb.... - Journal of the San Juan Islands January 28, 2020
- Johns says it's 'gut-check' time for Liberal government to address 'salmon crisis' - My Powell River Now January 27, 2020
- A Win Over Petrochemicals in Anacortes - Sightline Institute January 27, 2020
- Op-ed: Solving the Snake River Dams Debate; It's Harder Than You Think - Washington State Wire January 27, 2020
- WCC awarded grant for Salish Sea project - KGMI January 27, 2020
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- Things To Do In and Around Bellingham This Weekend: January 31-February 2 January 28, 2020
- Google aims AI at whales, words and well-being January 28, 2020
- Google's AI powers real-time orca tracking in Vancouver Bay January 28, 2020
- Glass salmon installation reception set for Jan. 30 in Terrell Library January 28, 2020
- Johns says it's 'gut-check' time for Liberal government to address 'salmon crisis' January 27, 2020
- A Win Over Petrochemicals in Anacortes January 27, 2020
- Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents 'Mozart Quartets,' Feb. 2 January 24, 2020
Mike Sato’s Salish Sea News Feeds:
- 1/28 Splitnose rockfish, trees for salmon, New Jersey climate, Milwaukie OR climate, hard-to-recycle
- 1/27 Giant wrymouth, Green Apple, sewage spill, Big Bar clean up, orca research, Duwamish people, sand mine danger, BC fish farm certification, BC LNG protest, Trump's raw sewage
- 1/24 Salamander, crab acid, mussel water, Jordan Cove, Pebble Mine fight, Trump's San Juans, Trump's science, doomsday clock, financial meltdown
- 1/23 Hemlock, Cooke steelhead, Puget Sound health, Trump's clean water, oil spill cost, coal terminal suit, BC LNG protest, chemical pollution, Guemes Is water
- 1/22 Puffin, Ferndale plant, BC LNG, planting trees, wolverines, plastic Coke, Starbucks climate
- 1/21 Ruff, shore fixes, house on fire, Site C Dam waste, snowpack, BC Ferries protest, illegal marinas, plastic ban
- 1/20 MLK Day, youth climate, CO2 model, BP carbon pricing, surf smelt success, Big Bar slide, Skagit steelhead, plastic bans, Jumbo Glacier deal, Newhalem dig, BC ferry, Whatcom hornet, Argosy
- Salish Sea News Week in Review January 24 2020
- Salish Sea News Week in Review January 17 2020
- Salish Sea News Week in Review January 10 2020
- Salish Sea News Week in Review January 3 2020
- Salish Sea News Week in Review December 27 2019
- Salish Sea News Week in Review December 20 2019
- Salish Sea News Week in Review December 13 2019
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