REGIONAL OPEN SPACE STRATEGY (ROSS)
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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We are running out of time to address the biggest challenges of our day. Collaborative open space planning and decision-making can help.
The ROSS encompasses four counties, eight watersheds, and hundreds of experts learning across jurisdictional boundaries and technical silos.
Why people care about the ROSS
Former King County Executive
"The ROSS represents a real opportunity to develop a national model for doing conservation right at the regional scale..."
Chair, Puget Sound Partnership
"Safeguarding Puget Sound requires that we carefully steward the region’s natural areas and working lands in our river basins..."
"ROSS will be extremely helpful in taking our collective open space efforts further and maximizing the benefit to this place and its residents."
Commissioner of Fisheries,
"We are all in this together and open space protects the health, economy, and traditions of everyone."
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