Special Reports


State of Knowledge Report
State of Knowledge: Climate Change in Puget Sound (2015)

This report summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning observed and likely future climate trends and their effects on the lands, waters and people of the Puget Sound region.

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Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Washington State: Technical Summaries for Decision Makers (2013)

This report summarizes existing knowledge about the likely effects of climate change on Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on research since 2007.

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Climate Change in the Northwest

Northwest Climate Assessment Report (2013)

This report serves as an updated resource for scientists, stakeholders, decision makers, students, and community members interested in understanding and preparing for climate change impacts on Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This report is intended to support the key findings presented in the Northwest chapter of the Third National Climate Assessment.

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Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment (2009)

The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment is a comprehensive look at how climate change may affect key sectors of Washington’s natural and built environment, including agriculture, coasts, energy, forests, human health, salmon, urban stormwater infrastructure, and water supply. Funding for the study was provided by the Washington State Legislature.

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Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments (2007)

This guidebook is designed to help local, regional, and state governments prepare for climate change by recommending a detailed, easy-to-understand process for climate change preparedness based on familiar resources and tools.

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