The Lead Entity Habitat Work Schedule system is the mapping and project tracking tool that allows Lead Entities to
share habitat protection and restoration projects with funders and the public. HWS helps Lead Entities relate
proposed, current and past project achievements to salmon recovery goals.
Habitat Work Schedule improves planning and program performance because project managers and funders can organize and share planned actions with each other and with technical reviewers.
It allows them to see how recovery actions fit together and where future opportunities might be.
The Lead Entity Program is a watershed and community based approach developed as part of salmon recovery legislation.
The 27 Lead Entities across Washington develop locally supported, science-based restoration projects. Lead entities
coordinate a process that joins community and science-based salmon recovery priorities. This process has proved
successful and has worked to maximize our public investment in restoration.