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Ecology provides the high-quality science that is the foundation of Washington state environmental policy. Our monitoring, assessment, and modeling services provide a data-rich understanding of our state’s land, air, and water. We provide access to that data through reports, databases, maps and user-friendly online tools.

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Ecology provides the high-quality science that is the foundation of Washington state environmental policy. Our monitoring, assessment, and modeling services provide a data-rich understanding of our state’s land, air, and water. We provide access to that data through reports, databases, maps and user-friendly online tools.

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QA planning process for NEP grantees
Printable and accessible PDF version of a flowchart showing the approval process for Quality Assurance Project Plans for National Estuary Program grantees.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/About-Us/How-We-Operate/QAPPs-for-grants/NEPQAFlowchart
Requirements for 401 Water Quality Certification Request
This table describes the required elements, documents, and actions to submit your certification request to the Department of Ecology.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Regulations-Permits/Permits-certifications/401-CZM/Certification-Requirements-Table
Wastewater testing
Whole effluent toxicity testing ensures wastewater does not harm aquatic life.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/Wastewater-testing
Modeling the environment
Computer models mathematically represent part of the environment to predict potential changes.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Data-resources/Models-spreadsheets/Modeling-the-environment
Habitat monitoring
We collect data on the health of environmental systems that support plant and animal life.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/River-stream-monitoring/Habitat-monitoring
Water Quality Combined - Recipient Training - Contacts List
For funding recipients of our Water Quality Combined Funding Program, this is the list of contacts associated to the Recipient Training workshop.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Water-quality/Grants-and-Loans/Gen-Resources/WQC-Recipient-Training-Contacts-List
Freshwater Aquatic Plants Manual
An illustrated guide to some of the more common freshwater aquatic plants found in Washington, such as hydrilla, milfoil, pondweeds, bladderworts, and more.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/All-ECY/Freshwater-aquatic-plants
Marine water & sediment monitoring
We conduct water and sediment long-term monitoring to identify ecosystem changes.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/Puget-Sound-and-marine-monitoring
Freshwater fish contaminant monitoring
We analyze freshwater fish for various toxic chemicals.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/toxics-monitoring/Freshwater-fish-contaminant-monitoring
Models and tools for water quality improvement
We use models to predict water quality changes to help find strategies to address pollution.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Data-resources/Models-spreadsheets/Modeling-the-environment/Models-tools-for-TMDLs
Draft 2021-2025 Section 309 Assessment & Strategy
Every five years, states and territories are encouraged to conduct self-assessments of their coastal management programs to determine problems and enhancement opportunities within each of the nine enhancement areas—and to assess the effectiveness of existing management efforts to address identified problems.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Coastal-Zone-Management/Washington-Coastal-Zone-Management-Section-309-Ass
Water Quality Combined funding program - Recipient Training - Resources List
For funding recipients of our Water Quality Combined Funding Program, this is the resources list for the Recipient Training workshop.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Water-quality/Grants-and-Loans/Gen-Resources/WQC-Recipient-Training-Resource-List
Applicant Prep Tool for Water Quality Combined Funding Applications in EAGL
This is the Applicant Prep Tool document for people applying for funding via a Water Quality Combined funding program application in EAGL.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Water-quality/Grants-and-Loans/Gen-Resources/WQC-EAGL-Applicant-Prep-Tool
Water Quality Combined funding program State Fiscal Year 2023 Applicant Workshop Notice
This is the announcement and detailed information for the Water Quality Combined funding program's State Fiscal Year 2023 Applicant Workshop for anyone wanting to apply for loan or grant funding from the Water Quality Combined funding program in this next application cycle.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Water-quality/Grants-and-Loans/Gen-Resources/WQC-FY2019-Applicant-Workshop-Notice
Models & spreadsheets
Computer models predict changes and spreadsheets calculate. We offer these tools to the public.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Data-resources/Models-spreadsheets
Eyes over Puget Sound
We use aerial photos and data from our monitoring stations and ferries to report on Puget Sound.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/Puget-Sound-and-marine-monitoring/Eyes-over-Puget-Sound
Monitoring watersheds for salmonids
Does salmon habitat restoration work? Our Intensively Monitored Watersheds program aims to find out.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/River-stream-monitoring/Intensively-monitored-watersheds
River & stream water quality index
The Freshwater Quality Index can help you learn about river and stream health.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/River-stream-monitoring/Water-quality-monitoring/River-stream-water-quality-index
Stream biological monitoring
We evaluate the health of rivers and streams by studying multiple aquatic communities.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/River-stream-monitoring/Habitat-monitoring/Stream-biological-monitoring
Forest practices effectiveness monitoring
We evaluate whether forest practices rules protect fish, wildlife, and water quality.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Research-Data/Monitoring-assessment/River-stream-monitoring/Habitat-monitoring/Forest-practices-effectiveness-monitoring
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