Helping protect salmon
The percentage of Endangered Species Act-listed salmon and steelhead populations at healthy, sustainable levels increased from 16 percent in 2010 to 21 percent in 2015.
Helping wildlife recover
The percentage of endangered, threatened or sensitive wildlife species considered to be recovering has risen from 28 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2015.
Improving air quality
The percentage of Washingtonians living in a place where air quality meets federal standards rose from 92 percent in 2014 to 100 percent in 2015.
Cleaning up toxic sites
The number of contaminated sites cleaned up has risen from 5,815 in June 2012 to 6,527 in March 2016. Contaminants include petroleum products, metals, pesticides, solvents, dioxins and PCBs.
Reducing diesel and woodstove pollution
Diesel soot in the air continues to decline (data link) and the number of old woodstoves replaced with certified woodstoves or alternatives is increasing.
Helping preserve working farms
Working farm acreage in Washington rose from 7.15 million acres in 2010 to 7.31 million acres by the end of 2015.
Improving outdoor recreation
Outdoor recreation rates are rising in Washington's public lands and waters. From fiscal year 2012 through fiscal year 2015, there were significant increases in the number of hunting licenses, fishing licenses, Discover Passes and daily permits purchased.