Hood Canal Coordinating Council
The Hood Canal Coordinating Council is a Watershed-Based Council of Governments consisting of Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason Counties and the Port Gamble S’Klallam and Skokomish Tribes. It was established in 1985 in response to community concerns about water quality problems and related natural resource issues in the watershed.
The Hood Canal Coordinating Council is a Washington State non-profit public benefit corporation. We have 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. We are also registered as a Charitable Organization with the State of Washington. We are a council of governments serving three local counties and two tribal governments in Washington State. We work on the recovery of salmonids that are listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act. We also address marine water quality problems under Washington State Law (RCW 90.88). The council conducts research and implements actions to maintain natural populations of salmon stocks at self-sustaining levels for ceremonial subsistence, recreational, and commercial fisheries.