Wildlife & wild places

Can you imagine a world filled with more wildlife and wild places? So can we. And we’re working together to make it happen.

Every minute, we’re losing two football fields worth of wild lands, and too many animal species face extinction. It’s up to us to turn things around. We imagine an America with more mountaintops where all we see is forests below, with more rivers that flow wild and free, more shoreline where all we hear are waves. An America with abundant wildlife, from butterflies and bees floating lazily in your backyard, to the howl of a coyote in the distance, to the breach of a whale just visible from the shore. Together, we can work toward this better future.

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[This is] our fault and that's why we need to do everything possible to try to recover [Chinook]. And so when we’re talking about what are the fastest ways to recover chinook salmon. A big one is removing dams, removing dams that are blocking passageways up to natal rivers, up to high elevations and cold water habitats. As we remove dams we’re literally removing barriers for these fish to get back to where they’re trying to get. Dr. Deborah Giles, Science and Research Director with Wild Orca
The loss of any species is devastating no matter what it is, but losing salmon would be—for the entire ecosystem—unfathomable. It feels very urgent and real and like it could happen tomorrow. Blaire Englebrecht, Policy and Boating Programs Manager, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
I encourage everyone to care for our environment because every aspect of our lives depends upon it, and we are the ones responsible for its care and preservation. Theresa Gallant, Member, Environment Washington

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Environment Washington’s 2023 Program Agenda

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Environment Washington’s 2023 Program Agenda

Washington’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.  Here are our Environment Washington's program priorities for 2023 to protect Washington's air, water, and special places.

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