Salmon projects are captured by the Habitat Work Schedule Mapping Project and is available for viewing by the public.

This separate site uses Microsoft Silverlight and must be installed on your computer or device prior to viewing.

The Lead Entity Habitat Work Schedule system is the mapping and project tracking tool that allows Lead Entities to share their habitat protection and restoration projects with the public. The purpose of the HWS system is to help put restoration actions on the ground. By mapping projects, linking them to each other and recovery goals, and making it all available on the web, the HWS system makes salmon recovery more accessible to partners, potential funders, and the public.

Visit the project HERE



Key features of the HWS system

  • Easy to use and attractive
  • Optional privacy and security features
  • Data sharing and transfer methods
  • Fast mapping and project search tools
  • Advanced reporting and export capabilities
  • Access for the public and login users

About Lead Entities

This new HWS system provides valuable information concerning Washington’s Salmon Recovery Lead Entity program. The Lead Entity Program is a watershed and community based approach developed as part of salmon recovery legislation. The 27 Lead Entities across Washington develop locally supported, science-based restoration projects. Lead entities coordinate a process that joins community and science-based salmon recovery priorities. This process has proved successful and has worked to maximize our public investment in restoration. 

Building Stronger Partnerships

For the first time the HWS system brings together Lead Entity habitat projects in one place. This initial step allows other organizations to post and share projects with the public through the Lead Entities. Other organizations include but are not limited to watershed health groups, regional fish enhancement groups, regional recovery organizations, conservation districts, land trusts, Tribes, and federal, state and local governments. 

HWS Implementation

The HWS system is in its fourth year of implementation. The Lead Entities are busy entering restoration and protection projects into the system and making this information available for the public. 

The first wave of work consists of getting all of the Lead Entity “proposed” and “active” projects in the HWS system. Lead Entities will work on compiling a more complete history of “completed” restoration work. The true value of the HWS system will increase over time as projects cycle from a concepts, to a proposed to active, and finally completed. This tracking will leave a legacy for future generations who want to know how local communities worked to protect and restore salmon habitat in Washington State.