Black Bear by the river.  Photo courtesy of Dustin Bilheimer, WA Dept of Ecology.

Related Information

Federal Programs

EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds - Polluted Runoff
http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/nps.cfm

NOAA’s Ocean & Coastal Resource Management: The Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/nonpoint/welcome.html

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) home page
www.nrcs.usda.gov/

National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas
EPA 841-B-05-004
This EPA publication helps local governments and others protect water resources from polluted runoff resulting from everyday activities and urban development. The guidance also helps municipalities and other regulated entities implement stormwater programs.

Nutrient Pollution (EPA video)

State Agencies and Programs

Washington State Department of Commerce
www.commerce.wa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
This site is the portal to growth management and Smart Growth principles

Puget Sound Partnership
www.psp.wa.gov
The Puget Sound Partnership (formerly the Puget Sound Action Team) has taken the lead in fostering Low Impact Development

Washington State Conservation Commission
http://www.scc.wa.gov/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
This web page lists programs beneficial to the agricultural community

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/forest-practices
Forest practices information

Washington State Department of Agriculture
http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/Livestock-Nutrient
This site for livestock nutrient management program

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/habitat
This site leads to habitat restoration information

Washington State Department of Health, Environmental Health Program
www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/WastewaterManagement.aspx
This division houses wastewater management program and the shellfish program

Washington State Cooperative Extension
http://ext.wsu.edu/
The Cooperative Extension provides education and technical assistance for a variety of programs

Other Related Information

Relationship between Land Use and Nitrate Concentrations In Washington State Department of Ecology Monitored Watersheds: Technical Memorandum (Ecology publication)
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1510037.html

Water Quality Stories
www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/wq_stories/index.html

TMDL Video: "Protecting Washington State's Waters"
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/0610027.html

This video describes, through interviews and photos, the process the Department of Ecology uses to improve water quality in Washington State's rivers, lakes and streams.

Urban Pesticide Education Strategy Team (UPEST)
Integrated Pesticide Management in Washington State Schools
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/upest

Focus on Lake-Friendly Landscaping (Ecology Publication)
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/0410046.html

"Tips on Land and Water Management for Small Acreages in Southwest Washington" (Clark Conservation District Publication)
http://clark.scc.wa.gov

 

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Last updated December 2015