• Photo of sea lions on buoy
    December 30, 2022

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife asked the Academy to examine the scientific basis for whether pinniped (harbor seals, Steller sea lions and California sea lions) predation has impeded the recovery of salmon populations in Washington State’s Salish Sea and outer coastal waters.

  • cars on a freeway
    October 5, 2022

    The Academy collaborated with the Mobility Innovation Center at the University of Washington to convene a roundtable discussion with researchers and public and private stakeholders committed to ensuring a resilient transportation system in Washington State.

  • May 25, 2022

    The Joint Legislative Task Force on Water Supply asked the Academy to convene a committee to scope a single proposal on prioritizing and addressing knowledge gaps that were raised by the Skagit Water Supply and Demand Synthesis and the Duke Study peer review.

  • November 2, 2021

    The Academy was asked by the Washington Department of Commerce to vet and recruit a panel of scientific and technical experts in relevant fields to conduct the review of proposals received through the department's Clean Energy Fund, RD&D competition.

  • Salmon swimming upstream
    July 7, 2020

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife asked the Academy to engage technical experts for the development of the science synthesis report/manuscript on salmon hatcheries by 1) providing input and comments on the report outline, 2) facilitating a workshop with the WDFW project team and stakeholders, and 3) reviewing the penultimate draft.

  • June 11, 2020

    The Academy convened a committee comprised of WSAS members to assist WSAS in identifying actions, both near-term and long-term, that would help the state address challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • April 20, 2020

    The Academy was asked to advise the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on a net ecological gain standard for state land use, development, and environmental laws that could improve statewide performance on ecological health and endangered species recovery.

  • April 20, 2020

    The Governor's Salmon Recovery Office (GRSO) asked the Academy to identify scientific and technical experts to conduct an independent third-party review of the GSRO’s policy review of salmon recovery efforts for the Governor.

  • Orca whale swimming
    April 20, 2020

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife asked the Academy to conduct a review of the best available science on the disturbance and noise impacts to Southern Resident Killer Whales from small vessels and commercial whale watching.

  • donuts in a box
    April 20, 2020

    The Academy was asked by the Department of Ecology to convene a committee of experts to review alternatives to hazardous “forever” chemicals — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS — in fiber-based packaging for food.