State: Environmental Resources

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The Department of Ecology protects Washington's environment. Take a look at the Environmental Assessment Program. 

Learn about air quality (including agricultural burning) from the Department of Ecology's Air Quality Program.  Visit the Ambient Air Quality Data Page to look at air quality monitors around Washington.


Learn about water quality from the Department of Ecology's Water Quality Program. Don't miss Watershed Basins of Washington which includes links to water quality studies, monitoring, etc. for each watershed.

The State of Washington Water Research Center studies water-related issues.

The Dept of Fish and Wildlife manages many species of fish and wildlife, and licenses hunters and anglers.

The GAP Home Page has maps on land cover and bird, mammal and reptile/amphibian distributions in the state.

The Department of Natural Resources manages state-owned lands, helps protect sensitive species, and fights wildfires.