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Welcome to LandScope Washington
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Washington has a remarkably rich natural heritage. From pounding surf to alpine meadows, from ancient rainforest to sagebrush desert, our state boasts an incredible diversity of ecosystems. These ecosystems - the ocean waters, conifer-covered slopes, volcanic peaks, shrub-steppe and grasslands, deep coulees, rolling hills and valleys - are home to a tremendous diversity of plant and animal life.
Yet Washington is changing, largely as a result of tremendous population growth. The pace of change brings challenges. Washingtonians are meeting these challenges by being engaged in conservation activities; there are many success stories to share on this website. And there is, of course, more work to be done. We hope that LandScope Washington provides useful information about conservation needs and priorities, along with a sense of hope for the future of our natural heritage.