Mission: The hood canal coordinating council, working with partners, community groups and citizens, will advocate for and implement regionally and locally appropriate actions to protect and enhance hood canal's environmental and economic health.
Programs: Hccc continued to build on its role and responsibility as a regional council dedicated to the health and well-being of the hood canal watershed, human communities, and natural environments. Hccc continued building on the foundation of the integrated watershed approach. The integrated watershed plan (iwp) is the comprehensive strategic framework for advancing a common vision (humans benefit from and coexist sustainably with a healthy hood canal) by integrating the full range of natural resource management efforts across all relevant jurisdictions. Paramount is the exploration of the aspects of human well-being for the hood canal watershed that focus on the quality of life people experience in the hood canal environment. As the local integrating organization (lio) working with the puget sound partnership, hccc focused on implementing actions for the hood canal area that contribute to the overall health and well-being. The hccc in lieu fee mitigation program continued to evolve and progress, completing more credit sales and acquiring additional mitigation sites. Hccc developed and implemented phase ii of the regional hood canal pollution, identification and correction program. Hccc is the regional salmon recovery organization dedicated to the implementation of the hood canal and eastern strait of juan de fuca summer chum salmon recovery plan. Hccc employed its analysis of endangered species act listed summer chum salmon and chinook salmon that explores viability of the populations, to update recovery plan goals and targets. The hccc lead entity continues to progress as a robust and engaged group dedicated to effective salmon recovery for hood canal.