King County Benchmarks: environment
Notice to our users
The King County Benchmark Program is not currently being updated with new data. The program is being revised to align with the newly updated King County Countywide Planning Policies. Updates of our progress in revising the Benchmark Program will be provided here.
The King County Countywide Planning Policies state: "All jurisdictions shall protect and enhance the natural ecosystems through comprehensive plans and policies, and develop regulations that reflect natural constraints and protect sensitive features. Land use and development shall be regulated in a manner which respects fish and wildlife habitat in conjunction with natural features and functions, including air and water quality."
The Benchmark Program tracks the following outcomes of the Countywide Planning Policies related to environmental well-being:
Protect and enhance natural ecosystems
Improve air quality
Protect water quality and quantity
Protect diversity of plants and wildlife
Increase salmon stock
Decrease waste disposal and increase recycling
Explore the indicators of environmental health by selection from the navigation bar to your left.