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DNRP 2015 Community and Environmental Indicators

In simplest terms, indicators are measures of environmental conditions, while performance measures show how DNRP is doing at improving these conditions.

In practice, however, there is not always a clear line between measures that are environmental indicators and those that are measuring our agency's performance.

DNRP distinguishes between environmental indicators and performance measures based on the degree of our influence — measures that have many contributing factors are included as indicators, while measures that are strongly influenced by DNRP policies, programs, and practices are considered performance measures.


DNRP KingStat environmental indicators are summarized in five groups:

Pie Chart showing Environmental Indicators ratings
Indicator Key
DNRP 2015 INDICATORS INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY CONDITIONS Environmental Impacts of Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions Health and Environmental Impacts Climate Change Building Energy Use Green Building Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Resource Consumption Healthy Affordable Food Access Potable Groundwater Clean and Safe Surface Water Health & Safety Terrestrial Biota Forest Protection/ Production Agricultural Forest Cover Land & Resources Sediment Shorelines Aquatic Biota Water Quantity Marine Water Quality Freshwater Quality Aquatic Environment Meets or exceeds standard, goal, or improved from prior years Approaching standard, goal, or steady with prior years Below standard, goal or decline from prior years Insufficient data at this time INDICATORS KEY
Water QuantityDNRP 2015 INDICATORSLand & ResourcesHealth & SafetyResource ConsumptionClimate ChangeINDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY CONDITIONSAquaticEnvironmentINDICATORS KEYForest CoverForest Protection/ ProductionTerrestrial BiotaClean and Safe Surface WaterGreenhouse Gas EmissionsBuilding Energy UseSolid Waste Disposal and RecyclingGreen BuildingHealth and Environmental ImpactsAgriculturalMarine Water QualityAquatic BiotaShorelinesSedimentFreshwater QualityPotable GroundwaterHealthy Affordable Food Access Meets or exceeds standard, goal, or improved from prior yearsApproaching standard, goal, or steady with prior yearsBelow standard, goal or decline from prior yearsInsufficient data at this time
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The pie chart at the top of each indicator page provides a high-level summary of that indicator's condition. Readers will find more detailed information on environmental conditions by reviewing the various component measures, while information on how the data is collected can be found at the bottom of the page in "Technical Notes."

Information about these environmental indicators use a simple red/yellow/green/gray designation, where:

  • Green signifies meeting or exceeding an adopted standard, a stated goal, or improved from prior years;
  • Yellow signifies approaching to within 10 percent of an adopted standard, stated goal or has remained steady with prior years;
  • Red signifies being below the standard or goal, or declining from prior years; and
  • Gray signifies insufficient data at this time.