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Sustainable Energy and a Clean Environment

Last Updated: 10/13/2021

Preserve, maintain and restore natural systems and landscapes

Strategy: Preserve, maintain and restore natural systems and landscapes

Agency: 467 - Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

A002 - Manage Recreation and Conservation Investments

The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board helps finance recreation and conservation projects throughout the state. Many state agencies, cities, towns, special districts, tribes, and nonprofits are eligible to apply to the board for funding. The Recreation and Conservation Office provides support to the board, implements its funding decisions, and manages grants. Funding is provided for parks, trails, beaches, boating facilities, firearm and archery ranges, wildlife habitat, and farmland preservation. Investment dollars are provided in the Capital Budget.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 12.2 12.3 12.3
001 - General Fund
State 724,000 347,000 1,071,000
Federal 605,000 632,000 1,237,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,329,000 979,000 2,308,000
02R - Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account
State 48,000 50,000 98,000
146 - Firearms Range Account
State 19,000 18,000 37,000
267 - Recreation Resources Account
State 2,093,000 2,094,000 4,187,000
268 - NOVA Program Account
State 730,000 735,000 1,465,000
818 - Youth Athletic Facility Account
State 90,000 91,000 181,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 12.2 12.3 12.3
GFS 724,000.0 347,000.0 1,071,000.0
Other 3,585,000.0 3,620,000.0 7,205,000.0
Totals 4,309,000.0 3,967,000.0 8,276,000.0

000304 - Grant Applications Received

Number of grant applications received annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 906 600
2017-19 A3 675 400
2019-21 A2 824 650
2019-21 A3 557 450

000314 - Cumulative RCO Expenditures

Actual expenditures as a percent of anticipated fiscal month expenditures. Timely expenditure is one outcome of effective grant management.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 M1 1% 2%
2017-19 M10 12% 19%
2017-19 M11 13% 21%
2017-19 M12 17% 27%
2017-19 M13 18% 28%
2017-19 M14 20% 30%
2017-19 M15 21% 32%
2017-19 M16 23% 34%
2017-19 M17 24% 36%
2017-19 M18 25% 39%
2017-19 M19 27% 41%
2017-19 M2 2% 3%
2017-19 M20 28% 43%
2017-19 M21 29% 46%
2017-19 M22 30% 47%
2017-19 M23 31% 48%
2017-19 M24 33% 59%
2017-19 M3 3% 4%
2017-19 M4 4% 6%
2017-19 M5 6% 8%
2017-19 M6 8% 11%
2017-19 M7 8% 12%
2017-19 M8 10% 15%
2017-19 M9 11% 17%
2019-21 M1 2% 1%
2019-21 M10 15% 16%
2019-21 M11 16% 18%
2019-21 M12 19% 23%
2019-21 M13 21% 24%
2019-21 M14 22% 26%
2019-21 M15 24% 28%
2019-21 M16 26% 29%
2019-21 M17 27% 31%
2019-21 M18 29% 34%
2019-21 M19 30% 35%
2019-21 M2 3% 2%
2019-21 M20 32% 37%
2019-21 M21 34% 40%
2019-21 M22 35% 41%
2019-21 M23 36% 42%
2019-21 M24 0% 52%
2019-21 M3 5% 3%
2019-21 M4 6% 5%
2019-21 M5 8% 7%
2019-21 M6 10% 9%
2019-21 M7 11% 10%
2019-21 M8 12% 13%
2019-21 M9 14% 15%

001973 - Other Funds Leveraged

This shows the matching funds leveraged by the state grant programs. Matching funds come from federal, local, and private sources.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 $0.59 $0.43
2017-19 A3 $0.20 $0.30
2019-21 A2 $0.60 $45.00
2019-21 A3 $0.31 $35.00

002495 - Number of Post-Completion Inspections Completed

RCO staff inspect grant-funded sites after they are completed to ensure they remain in compliance with contract terms. This measure reflects the number of inspections performed annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 213 250
2017-19 A3 386 250
2019-21 A2 341 250
2019-21 A3 306 250

A005 - Manage Salmon Recovery Investments

The Salmon Recovery Funding Board finances projects for the protection and restoration of salmon habitat. State agencies, municipal subdivisions, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, regional fishery enhancement groups, and landowners are eligible to apply to the board for funding. The Recreation and Conservation Office supports the board, implements its funding decisions, and manages grants. Typical salmon recovery projects include removing barriers to fish migration and opening new habitat; planting riverbanks and removing roads to reduce the amount of habitat-destroying sediment entering streams; improving rivers, estuaries, and wetlands to create new habitats; conserving water use so more is left in the rivers for salmon; protecting quality habitat; and gathering salmon and habitat data to design better projects. Investment dollars are provided in the Capital Budget.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
001 - General Fund
State 487,000 487,000 974,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES
GFS 487,000.0 487,000.0 974,000.0
Other
Totals 487,000.0 487,000.0 974,000.0

000227 - Habitat Made Accessible

Number of miles of habitat made accesible due to barriers removed.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 84 60
2017-19 Q2 19 76
2017-19 Q3 29 22
2017-19 Q4 70 144
2017-19 Q5 7 5
2017-19 Q6 18 58
2017-19 Q7 40 16
2017-19 Q8 22 86
2019-21 Q1 75 67
2019-21 Q2 61 13
2019-21 Q3 66 0
2019-21 Q4 25 195
2019-21 Q5 30 17
2019-21 Q6 23 8
2019-21 Q7 41 0
2019-21 Q8 57 137

000304 - Grant Applications Received

Number of grant applications received annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 906 600
2017-19 A3 675 400
2019-21 A2 824 650
2019-21 A3 557 450

000314 - Cumulative RCO Expenditures

Actual expenditures as a percent of anticipated fiscal month expenditures. Timely expenditure is one outcome of effective grant management.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 M1 1% 2%
2017-19 M10 12% 19%
2017-19 M11 13% 21%
2017-19 M12 17% 27%
2017-19 M13 18% 28%
2017-19 M14 20% 30%
2017-19 M15 21% 32%
2017-19 M16 23% 34%
2017-19 M17 24% 36%
2017-19 M18 25% 39%
2017-19 M19 27% 41%
2017-19 M2 2% 3%
2017-19 M20 28% 43%
2017-19 M21 29% 46%
2017-19 M22 30% 47%
2017-19 M23 31% 48%
2017-19 M24 33% 59%
2017-19 M3 3% 4%
2017-19 M4 4% 6%
2017-19 M5 6% 8%
2017-19 M6 8% 11%
2017-19 M7 8% 12%
2017-19 M8 10% 15%
2017-19 M9 11% 17%
2019-21 M1 2% 1%
2019-21 M10 15% 16%
2019-21 M11 16% 18%
2019-21 M12 19% 23%
2019-21 M13 21% 24%
2019-21 M14 22% 26%
2019-21 M15 24% 28%
2019-21 M16 26% 29%
2019-21 M17 27% 31%
2019-21 M18 29% 34%
2019-21 M19 30% 35%
2019-21 M2 3% 2%
2019-21 M20 32% 37%
2019-21 M21 34% 40%
2019-21 M22 35% 41%
2019-21 M23 36% 42%
2019-21 M24 0% 52%
2019-21 M3 5% 3%
2019-21 M4 6% 5%
2019-21 M5 8% 7%
2019-21 M6 10% 9%
2019-21 M7 11% 10%
2019-21 M8 12% 13%
2019-21 M9 14% 15%

001973 - Other Funds Leveraged

This shows the matching funds leveraged by the state grant programs. Matching funds come from federal, local, and private sources.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 $0.59 $0.43
2017-19 A3 $0.20 $0.30
2019-21 A2 $0.60 $45.00
2019-21 A3 $0.31 $35.00

002495 - Number of Post-Completion Inspections Completed

RCO staff inspect grant-funded sites after they are completed to ensure they remain in compliance with contract terms. This measure reflects the number of inspections performed annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 213 250
2017-19 A3 386 250
2019-21 A2 341 250
2019-21 A3 306 250

A006 - Develop and Coordinate a Statewide Strategy to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Invasive Species

Washington's Invasive Species Council is working to facilitate a coordinated and strategic approach to prevent, detect, and respond to invasive species. The Recreation and Conservation Office provides staff and administrative support to the council as it develops a statewide invasive species strategy.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 2.0 2.0 2.0
001 - General Fund
Federal 300,000 300,000 600,000
Local 12,000 12,000 24,000
001 - General Fund Totals 312,000 312,000 624,000
02R - Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account
State 113,000 115,000 228,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 2.0 2.0 2.0
GFS
Other 425,000.0 427,000.0 852,000.0
Totals 425,000.0 427,000.0 852,000.0
Expected Results

Develop and coordinate a statewide invasive species strategy.

A007 - Provide Efficient and Effective Administrative Support

Agency administration supports the five distinct boards and councils, and directs and supports the work of the Recreation and Conservation Office. This administrative activity includes leadership, policy, and clerical support, as well as communication, financial, personnel, and information services.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 0.80 0.80 0.80
001 - General Fund
State 191,000 160,000 351,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 0.80 0.80 0.80
GFS 191,000.0 160,000.0 351,000.0
Other
Totals 191,000.0 160,000.0 351,000.0

000304 - Grant Applications Received

Number of grant applications received annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 906 600
2017-19 A3 675 400
2019-21 A2 824 650
2019-21 A3 557 450

000314 - Cumulative RCO Expenditures

Actual expenditures as a percent of anticipated fiscal month expenditures. Timely expenditure is one outcome of effective grant management.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 M1 1% 2%
2017-19 M10 12% 19%
2017-19 M11 13% 21%
2017-19 M12 17% 27%
2017-19 M13 18% 28%
2017-19 M14 20% 30%
2017-19 M15 21% 32%
2017-19 M16 23% 34%
2017-19 M17 24% 36%
2017-19 M18 25% 39%
2017-19 M19 27% 41%
2017-19 M2 2% 3%
2017-19 M20 28% 43%
2017-19 M21 29% 46%
2017-19 M22 30% 47%
2017-19 M23 31% 48%
2017-19 M24 33% 59%
2017-19 M3 3% 4%
2017-19 M4 4% 6%
2017-19 M5 6% 8%
2017-19 M6 8% 11%
2017-19 M7 8% 12%
2017-19 M8 10% 15%
2017-19 M9 11% 17%
2019-21 M1 2% 1%
2019-21 M10 15% 16%
2019-21 M11 16% 18%
2019-21 M12 19% 23%
2019-21 M13 21% 24%
2019-21 M14 22% 26%
2019-21 M15 24% 28%
2019-21 M16 26% 29%
2019-21 M17 27% 31%
2019-21 M18 29% 34%
2019-21 M19 30% 35%
2019-21 M2 3% 2%
2019-21 M20 32% 37%
2019-21 M21 34% 40%
2019-21 M22 35% 41%
2019-21 M23 36% 42%
2019-21 M24 0% 52%
2019-21 M3 5% 3%
2019-21 M4 6% 5%
2019-21 M5 8% 7%
2019-21 M6 10% 9%
2019-21 M7 11% 10%
2019-21 M8 12% 13%
2019-21 M9 14% 15%

001973 - Other Funds Leveraged

This shows the matching funds leveraged by the state grant programs. Matching funds come from federal, local, and private sources.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 $0.59 $0.43
2017-19 A3 $0.20 $0.30
2019-21 A2 $0.60 $45.00
2019-21 A3 $0.31 $35.00

A008 - Planning and Implementation of Salmon Recovery

The Governor's Salmon Recovery Office (GSRO) was established by the Legislature and is charged with coordinating a statewide salmon recovery strategy. The GSRO is also responsible for helping to develop and implement regional recovery plans; securing funding for local, regional, and state recovery efforts; preparing the biennial State of Salmon in Watersheds report for the Legislature; and advising the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Forum on monitoring salmon recovery and watershed health.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 6.1 6.1 6.1
001 - General Fund
State 2,717,000 2,661,000 5,378,000
Federal 982,000 955,000 1,937,000
001 - General Fund Totals 3,699,000 3,616,000 7,315,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 6.1 6.1 6.1
GFS 2,717,000.0 2,661,000.0 5,378,000.0
Other 982,000.0 955,000.0 1,937,000.0
Totals 3,699,000.0 3,616,000.0 7,315,000.0

000227 - Habitat Made Accessible

Number of miles of habitat made accesible due to barriers removed.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 84 60
2017-19 Q2 19 76
2017-19 Q3 29 22
2017-19 Q4 70 144
2017-19 Q5 7 5
2017-19 Q6 18 58
2017-19 Q7 40 16
2017-19 Q8 22 86
2019-21 Q1 75 67
2019-21 Q2 61 13
2019-21 Q3 66 0
2019-21 Q4 25 195
2019-21 Q5 30 17
2019-21 Q6 23 8
2019-21 Q7 41 0
2019-21 Q8 57 137