CLIMATE CHANGE

Change the narrative from threat to opportunity and demonstrate the power of natural systems to protect people and nature.

The impacts of climate change are already occurring today. Summers are hotter and dryer, severe rain and flooding are increasing. We share a collective responsibility to seek solutions both large and small to prevent future consequences on our natural world and daily lives. Washington is home to many of the country’s most iconic landscapes, and it is in our hands to protect and preserve these wonders for generations to come. We invite you to browse our climate change resources to learn more.

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More About Our Work

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.

Advocate

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.