John Lombard was named Conservationist of the Year by Northwest Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration. The North Pacific International Chapter of the American Fisheries Society awarded Lombard the Haig-Brown Award for environmental writing. No other developed area in the world matches the Puget Sound region's combination of beauty, wealth, natural resiliency, and history of environmental concern. Saving Puget Sound develops a practical proposal to conserve the Puget Sound region's most important ecosystems in the face of long-term population growth, drawing lessons that are relevant across the Northwest and in other parts of the country. It provides both a vision for conservation and a detailed review of the political and legal issues that must be at the core of any practical strategy to achieve it.