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  1. REGIONAL OPEN SPACE STRATEGY (ROSS)

    A collaborative effort to integrate and elevate the many activities underway to conserve and enhance the ecological, economic, recreational, and aesthetic vitality of the Central Puget Sound region.

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  2. WHAT IS
    OPEN
    SPACE?

    Open Space is more than just parkland and forests. It’s the systems that support life as we know it in the Puget Sound region.

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  3. COMPLEX
    REGIONAL
    CHALLENGES

    We are running out of time to address the biggest challenges of our day. Collaborative open space planning and decision-making can help.

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  4. THE ROSS
    APPROACH

    The ROSS encompasses four counties, eight watersheds, and hundreds of experts learning across jurisdictional boundaries and technical silos.

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  5. PEOPLE

    Why people care about the ROSS

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    Ron Sims

    Former King County Executive

    "The ROSS represents a real opportunity to develop a national model for doing conservation right at the regional scale..."

    Martha Kongsgaard Headshot

    Martha Kongsgaard

    Chair, Puget Sound Partnership

    "Safeguarding Puget Sound requires that we carefully steward the region’s natural areas and working lands in our river basins..."

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    Gene Duvernoy

    President, Forterra

    "ROSS will be extremely helpful in taking our collective open space efforts further and maximizing the benefit to this place and its residents."

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    Terry Williams

    Commissioner of Fisheries,
    Tulalip Tribes

    "We are all in this together and open space protects the health, economy, and traditions of everyone."

  6. GET
    INVOLVED

    The ROSS is made up of people like you, and organizations like yours. Get involved. Elevate your work. We can have a greater impact when we work together.

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    Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS)
    Green Futures Research + Design Lab
    University of Washington
    info@openspacepugetsound.org
    206-685-0521

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