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Publications

Project Reports

Chehalis Flooding & Fish

Chehalis Basin Work Group Recommendations Report (1 MB PDF)
Recommendations Report Press Release
View Technical Reports referenced in the Work Group's 2014 Reference Documents
January 2014 Chehalis Basin Strategy (2 MB PDF)
Chehalis Basin Strategy Overview for 2013-2015
(190 KB PDF)
Work group's brief on the capital budget proposal (279 KB PDF)
Work group's framework (70.7 KB PDF)
Work group's summary of recommendations (42..5 KB PDF)
Alternatives Report 12-19-12 (11.5 MB PDF)
Alternatives Report Executive Summary (2 MB PDF)
Comments on the draft report as of 9-25-12 (1.6 MB PDF)

Capitol Lake Assessment

Situation Assessment for Capitol Lake Management Report (950 KB PDF)

Puget Sound Ecosytem Monitoring Program

Read the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program Review Report (600 KB PDF)

Columbia River Salmon

Read the Assessment Report (1.9 MB PDF)

Health Care Assessment

Read the Health Care Assessment Flyer (1 MB PDF)

Public Records Act Assessment

Read the Assessment Report (388 KB PDF)

Eldercare Workforce

Washington Eldercare Workforce Assessment Impact Report
Eldercare Progress Report Number 1, April 2013 (360 KB PDF)
Eldercare Progress Report Number 2, Dec. 2013 (650 KB PDF)

Columbia River Gorge Commission

Launch Press Release (280 KB PDF) 5/2/12
Report Press Release Announcement (320 KB PDF) 9/12/12
Collaborative Engagement Assessment Report (1.5 MB PDF)

Aviation Biofuels

NARA Supply Chain Fact Sheet (1.1 MB PDF)
NARA Key Accomplishments (930 KB PDF)
NARA & AHB Comparison Fact Sheet
(1.2 MB PDF)
NARA General Information (660 KB PDF)

Tri-Cities Governance

Phase 2 of the Tri-Cities Governance Study (509 KB PDF)
Phase 1 of the Tri-Cities Governance Study
(600 KB PDF)

Voluntary Stewardship Program

WSU Impact Report:
Voluntary Stewardship Program Impact Report

Progress Reports:
Voluntary Stewardship Program Overview (2.2 MB PDF)
Final Report 2010 (2 MB PDF)
Update to Washington State Legislature 2009 (1 MB PDF)
Second Interim Report 2008 (2 MB PDF)
First Interim Report 2007 (3 MB PDF)

Foundational Texts:
Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1886 (121 KB PDF)
Legislation that creates the Voluntary Stewardship Program.

Substitute Senate Bill 5248 (21 KB PDF)
Legislation which directs the William D. Ruckelshaus Center on the Agriculture and Critical Area Project.

Substitute Senate Bill 6520 (18 KB PDF)
Legislation which directs the William D. Ruckelshaus Center on the Agriculture and Critical Areas Project.

Substitute Senate Bill 5248 Bill Excerpts (28 KB PDF)
Highlights the specific tasks assigned to the Center by the Legislation.

Letter from Governor Gregoire and the WA State Legislature (600 KB PDF) Letter from the Governor, Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Republican Leader and the House Minority Leader regarding Senate Substitute Bill 5248.

Letter to Governor Gregoire and WA State Legislators from Ag CA Committee October 12, 2010 (660 KB PDF)

Letter to Governor Gregoire and WA State Legislators from Ag CA Committee April 20, 2011 (419 KB PDF)

Adopted Ground Rules (42 KB PDF)
Adopted ground rules for the Agriculture and Critical Areas Project Committee.

Nurse Staffing

Third Interim Progress Report 2010 (81 KB PDF)
Second Interim Progress Report 2009 (651 KB PDF)
First Interim Progress Report 2008 (468 KB PDF)

Washington State Legislation RCW 70.41.420 Nurse Staffing committee

Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 3123 (SHB 3123) (14 KB PDF) Effective Date: 06/12/08

Nurse Staffing - A Summary of Current Research, Opinion and Policy (251 KB PDF)

Summary of Findings and Conclusions from the Nurse Staffing Research Paper are shared (121 KB PDF)

Surplus Salmon

Final Report (3 MB PDF)

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Partnership for Sustainable Communities Washington Community Dialogue (2.5 MB PDF)

Northwest Marine Trade Association

House Bill Report SSB 5436 (88 KB PDF)

Agricultural Pilots

Project Reports:
Agricultural Pilots Project, Interim Report 08/08 (354 KB PDF)
Agricultural Pilots Project, Interim Report 12/08 (299 KB PDF)
Agricultural Pilots Project, Interim Report 04/09 (364 KB PDF)
Agricultural Pilots Project, Final Report 10/09 (703 KB PDF)

Pilots:
Pest Management Transition Pilot (276 KB PDF)
Direct Seed Mentoring (402 KB PDF)
Beefing Up the Palouse (311 KB PDF)
Farming for Wildlife (369 KB PDF)
Agricultural Pilots Project, Guidelines for Implementation (299 KB PDF)
Agricultural Pilots Project Criteria (93 KB PDF)
Oversight Committee (42 KB PDF)

Shared Salmon Strategy Assessment

The Shared Strategy for Puget Sound Summary (750 KB PDF)
The Shared Strategy for Puget Sound Full Report (3MB PDF)

Walla Walla Water Initiative

Managing Many Waters: An Assessment of Capacities for Implementing Water and Fish Improvements in the Walla Walla Basin (552 KB PDF)
The Walla Walla Water Management Initiative Report: Insights on Design and Implement from Innovative Water Management Efforts (776 KB PDF)

Washington Water Acquisition Program

Of Water and Trust: A Review of the Washington Water Acquisition Program (329 KB PDF)

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Evaluation

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Five-Year Evaluation Final Report 2004 (1 MB PDF)

Water Resource Administration and Funding Task Force

Report to the Washington State Governor and Legislature 2004
(685 KB PDF)

Updated on December 19, 2014

 

Documents and Resources

About the Center (456 KB PDF)

Projects (3 MB PDF)

Civil Public Discourse (750 KB PDF)

Michael Kern Resume (163 KB PDF)

Amanda Murphy Resume (300 KB PDF)

Chris Page Resume (99 KB PDF)

Kevin Harris Resume (227 KB PDF)

Articles

Fostering Collaborative Solutions to Environmental Conflicts on the Ground: The William D. Ruckelshaus Center (100 KB PDF) IACM Signal, Volume 28, Issue 3

Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution in the USA: Reflecting on the First 40 Years...and Opportunities for Research (195 KB PDF) IACM Signal, Volume 28, Issue 3

A New Shade of Green (160 KB PDF) The Wall Street Journal

What citizens should require to restore trust in government 1/1/12 The Seattle Times

Why Collaborate? Why Involve Universities? (220 KB PDF) Evans School Review, Spring 2012 Edition

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