King County has a forum for integrating biodiversity into its management goals and decision making. However, it has experienced various challenges associated with mainstreaming biodiversity into its governance and as a result has compiled a list of lessons learned that may be helpful to the other cities.

With respect to coordinated biodiversity conservation efforts with other local governments (cities) in King County, the most progress has been made in the area of salmon conservation and the recovery of the Puget Sound ecosystem. Multi-jurisdictional forums have been established at the watershed scale to develop and implement salmon conservation plans, and a similar inter-jurisdictional effort supports the recovery of Puget Sound.

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