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PSNERP includes several committees that work collaboratively to develop the science and provide guidance to the study.

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Executive Committee

Executive Committee Co-chairs
Colonel Director
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Seattle District Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Member Organizations
Department of Ecology US Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service US Department of Energy
Northwest Straits Commission US Navy, NAV FAC NW
Recreation and Conservation Office Puget Sound Partnership- Leadership Council
Puget Sound Partnership Salmon Recovery Funding Board
US Geological Survey US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
People for Puget Sound Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Department of Natural Resources  

Steering Committee

Steering Committee Co-chairs
Federal Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
Local Project Manager
Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Member Organizations
The Nature Conservancy King County (Representing Lead Entities)
Taylor Shellfish Company Recreation and Conservation Office
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory US Environmental Protection Agency
Northwest Straits Commission NOAA Fisheries – Restoration Center
Navy Region Northwest Puget Sound Partnership
Pierce County (Representing Local Governments) Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Public Ports Association Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Nearshore Science Team

Nearshore Science Team Lead
Lead Disciplines: Intertidal Ecology & Habitats
Charles “Si” Simenstad, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Nearshore Team Members
Disciplines: Zoology, Marine Ecology
Megan Dethier
University of Washington
Disciplines: Social Science
Tom Leschine
University of Washington
Disciplines: Nutrient Dynamics
Jan A. Newton, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Discipline: Nearshore Restoration
Curtis Tanner
US Fish and Wildlife Services
Disciplines: Biology
Kurt Fresh
NOAA Fisheries - NW Fisheries Science Center
Disciplines: Spatial Modeling, Data Management
Miles Logsdon
UW School of Oceanography
Disciplines: Shoreline Geology, Marine Sediment Dynamics
Hugh Shipman
Department of Ecology
Disciplines: Marine Plants, Ecology
Tom Mumford
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Disciplines: Oceanography, coastal geology
Guy Gelfenbaum
US Geological Survey
Corps liaison to Nearshore Science Team
Nancy Gleason
US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
Discipline: Sediment Geochemistry
Randy Shuman
King County Dept. of Natural Resources

Implementation Team

Implementation team Leaders
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Member Organizations
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife The Nature Conservancy
Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Seattle District Puget Sound Partnership
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Wetland Ecosystem Team, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
People for Puget Sound  

Project Management Team

The project management team comprises leads from the Implementation Team, Nearshore Science Team, and the federal and local project managers.  This group works to insure coordination of activities across the program and to make collective decisions on allocation of program resources toward critical path tasks.

Stakeholder Involvement Team

The stakeholder involvement team comprises a small group of individuals from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.  The role for the team is to implement the Stakeholder Involvement Plan.

Executive Committee Project Management Team Steering Committee Science Team Stakeholder Involvement Team

Strategic Science
Peer Review Panel

Early on, PSNERP recognized external peer review as an important need to insure the integrity and effectiveness of scientific investigations. 

In 2008, the Strategic Science Peer Review Panel (SSPRP) was convened as a standing panel of nationally-recognized technical experts to provide scientific guidance and oversight of the overall program.  They also routinely review PSNERP technical reports prior to public distribution.

The SSPRP includes members with expertise in:

dot coastal geomorphology
dot estuarine/coastal ecology
dot restoration planning, monitoring and assessment
dot landscape ecology
dot coastal/estuarine oceanography/sediment transport
dot social science
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Updated July 2016