• April 22, 2024

    The Washington State Legislature asked the Academy to conduct a study to determine the value of distributed solar and storage in Washington state in order to create recommendations and options for a methodology or methodologies that utility regulators and governing bodies may use after the statutory four percent net metering threshold is met.

  • Image of cannabis plant
    April 2, 2024

    The Washington State Department of Commerce asked the Academy to help them better understand how they might increase Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) participation in research that informs that cannabis industry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • April 17, 2021

    The Academy conducts an annual review of nominations to the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) Science Panel, followed by submission of recommendations to PSP’s Leadership Council.

  • 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.

  • 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.