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South Puget Sound
Prairie Landscape Working Group

Organizational Statement

The South Puget Sound Prairie Landscape Working Group is an informal group striving to promote and improve the management and planning of conservation actions on the prairies and associated habitats of South Puget Sound . This group includes members from public agencies and private organizations, with knowledge and expertise in natural area management and planning, who will work together to share expertise, develop resources, and effectively plan and implement future conservation activities. Although individual members may physically work only on individual prairies, the working group will focus on the entire South Puget Sound prairie system. The overriding goal for the working group is to improve the natural resources of South Puget Sound prairies.

The group will normally work based upon consensus or near consensus. However, the informal structure of the group does not preclude the cooperation of members on 'renegade' ideas or actions that the entire group does not agree on. Individuals may join the working group as long as they actively help accomplish the goals of the group.

The group will meet quarterly, with additional work completed between meetings. The working group is not merely a 'board room' group, the working group strives to make significant improvements on the ground in our prairies and oak woodlands.


Read about members of the working group here.


Working Group - Participating Agencies and Organizations

Federal Agencies

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

US Forest Service

US Environmental Protection Agency

Ft. Lewis

McChord Air Force Base

Washington State Agencies

WA Department of Fish and Wildlife

WA Department of Natural Resources

WA Department of Transportation

Washington State University , Vancouver

County Agencies

Pierce County

Thurston County Parks and Recreation

Port of Olympia

Conservation Organizations

The Nature Conservancy of Washington

Audubon Society

Capitol Land Trust

Friends of Puget Prairies

Wolf Haven International

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