State Capitol Building in Olympia, WA. Photo by Hannah Letinich.

State Capitol Building in Olympia, WA. Photo by Hannah Letinich.

We celebrate Washington’s lawmakers in setting a national standard for action on climate change — not only its impacts on our iconic landscapes, but on the people who depend on a healthy environment to live, work and recreate throughout our state. Governor Jay Inslee and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz recently advanced the climate conversation, outlining bold policies that put a price on carbon to invest in the health of Washington's natural environment and our communities.

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reducing emissions and HARNESSING nature'S RESILIENCE, WE CAN ADDRESS climate change WHILE MAKING our communities and economy stronger.

Climate change has arrived in Washington State. From severe rains to raging wildfires, our home is feeling the effects. We’re bringing Washingtonians together to advance practical solutions and galvanize political will for carbon pricing and a clean-energy economy. We’re also applying decades of experience to make communities and nature more resilient.

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We’re bringing a science-based perspective on climate change adaptation to every aspect of our work – from fostering healthy forests that “breathe” carbon and clean our air to building partnerships that bring green solutions into Washington’s cities. By encouraging nature to provide its intrinsic protective qualities, we are helping to safeguard farms, fish, coasts and communities. 

Seattle skyline from West Seattle (© Photo by Jeff Marsh)

Seattle skyline from West Seattle (© Photo by Jeff Marsh)

Adapting to Change

In our growing urban environments, we are supporting green infrastructure, particularly in underserved communities where residents bear a greater burden from climate change.


To ensure our best chance at preventing future impacts, we are driving a coalition of diverse voices in advocacy for clean carbon laws that invest in energy alternatives—as well as a bright future.  


Forest health

We are restoring Washington’s iconic forests to health, diminishing the risk of catastrophic fire and working with communities to increase safety. 

Snoqualmie River aerial view. (Photo © Paul Joseph Brown.)

The Seattle skyline © John Marshall

A Changing Tide

Along Washington’s coasts, we are helping communities take care of the land and marine resources and set strategies that plan for rising seas. 


Fighting Floods

In river valleys where changing precipitation patterns are leading to increased flooding, we are innovating to manage water in ways that benefit people and nature.