Welcome to the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program.
Monitoring is essential to our efforts to recover Puget Sound!  Use the buttons on the left to learn more about the coordinated ecosystem monitoring program. 
  • Click on the link to the Puget Sound Vital Signs - *built on data provided by our Monitoring Program*
  • Learn more about the structure of the Monitoring Program, or check our recent news and updates.
  • Go directly to our Steering Committe or Work Group web pages to learn more about those groups, find links to program data, get the schedule of up-coming meetings, and find past meeting summaries, reports, presentations, hand-outs, and a variety of other materials. 
The main purpose of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program is to assess progress toward the recovery of the health of Puget Sound. The program is made-up of a network of independent committees and work groups and is staffed by the Puget Sound Partnership. People and organizations from throughout Puget Sound actively participate in the many Work Groups, and collectively guide the Program through our Steering Committee.
If you wish to post announcements or would like more information about the program, feel free to contact:
Ken Dzinbal, Senior Monitoring Program Coordinator
Puget Sound Partnership
326 East D Street
Tacoma, WA  98421
office: 360.464.1222


  • PSEMP Website is MOVING! PSEMP is growing, and we have reached the maximum capacity allowed by this website.  To accomodate our growing needs, we have a new website with a new URL.  Please update ...
    Posted May 3, 2012, 10:50 AM by Ken Dzinbal
  • Steering Committee adopts 2012 Work Plan The Steering Committee voted yesterday (Feb 14) to adopt the draft 2012 work plan with revisions discussed during the meeting.  The work plan outlines the major tasks, deliverables, responsible entities ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2012, 2:30 PM by Ken Dzinbal
  • Steering Committee commissions two additional Work Groups   On December 15, the Steering Committee heard proposals to commission two additional work groups:  Nearshore, and Birds & Mammals.  Both groups completed initial scoping meetings, and presented outlines of their basic ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2011, 4:30 PM by Ken Dzinbal
  • Four New Work Groups Officially Commissioned On November 1, the Steering Committee heard proposals from four of the scoping committees formed following our August meeting.  After a short discussion, the Steering Committee voted unanimously to officially ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 3:29 PM by Ken Dzinbal
  • Stormwater Work Group officially commissioned; 8 other possible groups will be scoped. At yesterday's meeting of the Steering Committee, the existing Stormwater Work Group was unanimously accepted as the Program's first "commissioned" work group.  As part of the larger Coordinated ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2011, 3:13 PM by Ken Dzinbal
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