From the Puget Sound Partnership. This grants local exceptions to rigid Corps of Engineers regulations on planting on levees. Here in the NW we need this exception to protect salmon habitat. This is good news.
Speaking with one voice, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Puget Sound Partnership released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will affect the management of levees and riverbanks along hundreds of miles of rivers around Puget Sound. The MOU establishes a collaborative regional framework to ensure the best performance of levee systems throughout Puget Sound to protect public safety, private property and salmon, as well as other native fish at the same time.
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