Improve the quality of Washington's natural resources
How citizens measure success sets the decision framework. For example, longer life expectancy or lower incidence of disease would indicate to most people that the population was healthier. Similarly, high employment rates usually signal that the economy is doing well.
Research and experience suggest that certain strategies are more likely to help us achieve the identified success indicators. We evaluate whether currently budgeted strategies and activities accomplish what was intended.
Develop a Results-Based Prioritization of Activities
This framework provides the criteria for choosing activities that best accomplish desired outcomes. With limited resources, we invest in activities that connect to chosen strategies.
1. Reduce negative impacts on the environment
2. Maintain habitat to support natural systems
3. Maintain healthy fish and wildlife populations
Preserve, maintain and restore natural systems and landscapes
Grants and financial incentives
Establish safeguards and standards
Regulation and enforcement
Provide good science, data and monitoring
Improve individual practices and choices
Achieve sustainable use of public resources
Fish and game resource management
Trust land management
Water rights administration