General Government Links

Washington State Department of Ecology The Mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Environmental Protection Agency EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.

Aerial Photos and Satellite Images
Department of Ecology’s aerial photos of Washington’s marine shorelines.

Earthshots from the EROS Data Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Publication Databases
The National Environmental Publications Information System (NEPIS) uses CLARIT an advanced search system from CLARITECH Corporation. NEPIS provides plain English full-text retrieval over the contents of one or more databases.

Modeling and Other Software
EPA Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSMOS)

EPA Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM) distributes environmental simulation model and data base software  for urban and rural nonpoint sources, conventional and toxic pollution of streams, lakes and estuaries, tidal hydrodynamics, geochemical equilibrium, and aquatic food chain bioaccumulation.

Software and related material (data and (or) documentation) are made available by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to be used in the public interest and in the advancement of science. You may, without any fee or cost, use, copy, modify, or distribute this software, and any derivative works thereof, and its supporting documentation, subject to the USGS software User Rights Notice.