Salish Sea

Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report Acknowledgements

The Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report is led by Michael Rylko (U.S. EPA) and Cecilia Wong (Environment Canada), with support from the following individuals and Steering Committee members:

  • Jim Armstrong (MetroVancouver)
  • Ginny Broadhurst (Northwest Straits Commission)
  • Lisa Chang (U.S. EPA)
  • Jamie Donatuto (Swinomish Tribe)
  • Ken Dzinbal (Puget Sound Partnership)
  • Eric Grossman (U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Ray Harris (Chemanus First Nation)
  • Stephanie Hazlitt (British Columbia Ministry of Environment)
  • Lynn Landry (MetroVancouver)
  • Deb Lekanoff (Swinomish Tribe)
  • Randall W. Lewis (Squamish First Nation)
  • Emma Norman (formerly with Lummi Indian College)
  • Charlie O’Hara (Swinomish Tribe)
  • Sandie O'Neill (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Ian Perry (Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans)
  • Rowena Rae (British Columbia Ministry of Environment)
  • Scott Redman (Puget Sound Partnership)
  • Linda Storm (U.S. EPA)
  • Angeline Tillmanns (British Columbia Ministry of Environment)
  • Jennie Wang (Environment Canada)

Many more contributors have been critical to this effort, including the following individuals and organizations:

Air Quality:

  • Sean Lundblad (Washington Department of Ecology)
  • Robert Kotchenruther (U.S. EPA)
  • June Yoo Rifkin (Environment Canada)
  • Rita So (Environment Canada)
  • Roxanne Vingarzan (Environment Canada)

Chinook Salmon:

  • Pamela Singleton (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Freshwater Quality:

  • Dave Hallock (Washington Department of Ecology)
  • Sheena Pappas (Environment Canada)

Marine Species at Risk:

  • Nick Brown (SeaDoc Society)
  • Joe Gaydos (SeaDoc Society)
  • Anoma Patirana (Environmnent Canada)

Marine Water Quality:

  • Skip Albertson (Washington Department of Ecology)
  • Peter Chandler (Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans)
  • Ben Cope (U.S. EPA)
  • Christopher Krembs (Washington Department of Ecology)

Shellfish Beaches:

  • Sarah Bartnik (Environment Canada)
  • Scott Berbells (Washington Department of Health)
  • Stewart Yee (Environment Canada)

Southern Resident Killer Whales:

  • Lynne Barre (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • John Ford (Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans)
  • Dwight McCullough (Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans)

Stream Flow:

  • Dave Hutchinson (Environment Canada)
  • Paul Pickett (Washington Department of Ecology)

Swimming Beaches:

  • Jessica Bennett (Washington Department of Ecology)
  • Larry Chow (MetroVancouver)
  • Erwin Dyck (Vancouver Island Health Authority)
  • Julie Lowe (Washington Department of Ecology)

Toxics in the Food Web:

  • Sandie O'Neill (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Peter Ross (Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans)
  • Jim West (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)