Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report
Salish Sea Ecosystem Indicators
Read summaries for each of the environmental measures - called indicators - that we're tracking. The icons indicate improving (green), declining (red), or neutral (yellow) trends for each indicator.
What are Ecosystem Indicators?
Just like how your blood pressure is an indicator of your body's overall health, we can learn about an ecosystem's overall health by studying certain plants, animals, and other environmental measures.
Throughout this report you will see references to "sustainable perspectives" which are based on traditional ecological knowledge. This knowledge is built over generations as people learn from the land and the sea they depend on for their food, materials, and culture.