Environment


Sustainable Thurston Report Card

The Environment section looks at whether the region is protecting and improving its natural resource assets.

How well is the Thurston Region...

1. Partly SunnyProtecting working forests and timber lands.

Outlook: Partly sunny, future uncertain. View the supporting data.
2. StormyProtecting and improving water quality.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future. View the supporting data.
3. StormyIncrease salmon runs on the Deschutes River.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future. View the supporting data.
4. SunnyEnsuring an adequate supply of drinking water for future generations.

Outlook: Sunny, future looks bright. View the supporting data.
5. Partly SunnyMoving towards carbon neutrality.

Outlook: Partly sunny, future uncertain. View the supporting data.
6. SunnyKeeping our air clean and healthy.

Outlook: Sunny, future looks bright. View the supporting data.

Related Goals


Related Sustainable Thurston Priority Goals

  • Priority Goal 1: Create vibrant centers, corridors, and neighborhoods while accommodating growth.
  • Priority Goal 2: Preserve environmentally sensitive lands, farmlands, forest lands, prairies, and rural lands and develop compact urban areas.
  • Priority Goal 4: Protect and improve water quality, including groundwater, rivers, streams, lakes, and the Puget Sound.
  • Priority Goal 8: Ensure that the region’s water supply sustains people in perpetuity while protecting the environment.
  • Priority Goal 9: Move toward a carbon-neutral community.
  • Priority Goal 10: Maintain air quality standards.

Related Sustainable Thurston Community Goals

  • Goal E-1: Reduce air pollution that endangers human health.
  • Goal E-2: Reduce the region’s carbon footprint and protect critical infrastructure in case of extreme weather or sea level rise.
  • Goal E-3: Conserve and protect drinking water to meet the region’s daily and long-term needs.
  • Goal E-4: Protect, preserve and restore streams, wetlands, and shorelines to protect water quality.

Contact Us

  1. Is the Thurston Region becoming more sustainable? Do you agree with our assessments? For more information on the Sustainable Thurston Report Card, contact:

    Michael Ambrogi
    Senior GIS Analyst
    ambrogim@trpc.org

    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2424 Heritage Court SW
    Suite A
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Ph: 360-956-7575