Washington Law Review


Senate Bill 5595 is denominated "Salmon Recovery Funding." It is a structural and planning law. It authorizes establishment of a Salmon Recovery Funding Board that will fix criteria and allocate funds for "salmon habitat projects" and "salmon recovery activities." The projects include habitat restoration and protection; the activities include preparation of stream corridor guidelines and programmatic permitting endeavors. The Board will work from a "habitat project list" that is to be developed by a "critical pathways methodology." This approach is defined as "a project scheduling and management process for examining interactions between habitat projects and salmonid species prioritizing habitat projects, and assuring positive benefits from habitat projects." There is a special salmon recovery account created in the state treasury.

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