Environmental Programs

The Environmental Programs Team protects and restores natural resources and ecosystems through education, planning, and collaborative efforts. They work to ensure Kitsap County’s forests, clean air, water, and wildlife are sustained for current and future generations. They work to ensure that the contributions of natural resources to human well-being are recognized and valued and that maintaining their health is a primary objective.

Shore Friendly

Shore Friendly Kitsap is a program to assist marine shoreline homeowners who are interested in voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead

Puget Sound Recovery

Puget Sound recovery focuses on the whole Puget Sound ecosystem, including water quality, habitat, and the entire food chain from plankton to people and orcas. Puget Sound recovery is managed at a watershed scale through the collaboration of local organizations, local governments, and tribes. Those collaborative bodies are called Local Integrating Organizations. There are nine Local Integrating Organizations in the Puget Sound region and two in Kitsap County.


Salmon Recovery

Salmon recovery in Washington State is managed at a watershed scale through the collaboration of local organizations, local governments, and tribes. Those local collaborative bodies are called Lead Entities. There are 25 Lead Entities statewide and two in Kitsap County.

Nearshore Assessments

Final report on the West Sound nearshore integration and synthesis of Chinook Salmon recovery priorities.

West Sound nearshore prioritization database - final

Kitsap County Regional Shoreline Restoration Project

Where are the sediment sources in Kitsap County?  Where are the best opportunities to restore or protect these shorelines?  How can we better understand and raise public awareness about the ecological effects of armoring (bulkheads) ?

Steelhead Recovery Project

East Kitsap Steelhead Habitat Evaluation Project which provides an extensive summary of the HUC6 watersheds data.

Community Development Maps

Home for all the planning and environmental maps for community development.

Code, Code Updates, and Director's interpretations

Links to the complete Kitsap County Code, the code update process, and Director's interpretations of the code.