The natural environment is the foundation for the region’s high quality of life. The health of people and the economy is connected to the health of the environment. It provides critical services and goods such as clean water and air, flood protection, building materials, food, and opportunities for recreation. The region cares for the natural environment by protecting and restoring natural systems, conserving habitat, improving water quality, and reducing air pollutants.
Environmental Planning Resources
Open Space and Habitat
Partners throughout the region are working together to protect and enhance trails, parks, forests, farms and many other kinds of open space. View resources for open space conservation.
Puget Sound Recovery
Regional partners are working to restore the health of Puget Sound through innovative approaches to stormwater management, natural resource protection, and coordinated watershed planning. View resources for Puget Sound recovery.
Air Quality and Climate Change
State, regional and local partners are acting in coordination to reduce emissions in the region and prepare for climate impacts. View the climate change analysis completed for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan.
State Environmental Policy Act
PSRC conducts environmental reviews in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). View PSRC’s SEPA Information.