Washington State Department of Ecology
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of the state's air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. In order to fulfill the mission and move Washington forward in a global economy, the Department has three goals of preventing pollution, cleaning up pollution, and supporting sustainable communities and natural resources.
The Department of Ecology hosts a central clearinghouse for relevant scientific and technical information about the impacts of climate change on Washington's ecology, economy, and society - which can be found on the website.
Phone: (360) 407-6848
- Washington Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines – Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Considerations
- Washington Stream Habitat Restoration Guidelines 2012 – Appendix A: Climate Change
- Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Waters of Washington State
- Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification Report – “Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action”
- EPA Region 10 Climate Change and TMDL Pilot Project: Restoring Salmon Habitat for a Changing Climate in the South Fork Nooksack River, WA
- Preparing for a Changing Climate: Washington State's Integrated Climate Response Strategy
- Washington Shoreline Master Program Handbook: Appendix A – Addressing Sea Level Rise in Shoreline Master Programs
- Washington Department of Ecology Clearinghouse: Impacts, Preparation, Adaptation Resources
- Establishing the Washington Coastal Marine and Marine Resources Advisory Councils (2013-14 ESB 5603)
- Focus on Impacts of Climate Change in Washington State