<p>A state bird checklist page sponsored by the <a href="http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/chekbird/r1/53.htm">Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center of the USGS </a>and maintained by the Washington Ornithological Society. More than 30 checklists for regions, counties, refuges, and other geographical entities of Washington.</p>
The Northwest Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs site provides history of the organization and accesses a listing of Northwest Region Offices and the tribes served.
The Bureau of Land Management oversees 399,950 acres of public lands in Washington with subsurface responsibilities for an additional 16.5 million acres. This site provides access to the Spokane BLM District covering all of Washington. Management plans for land use and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are available as well as BLM recreational opportunities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Washington leads to the following information: CDC Health Statistics links Interactive web-based databases CDC-funded programs State-specific resources
County Business Patterns 1998-current Annual report series for all states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report covers agricultural services, forestry, and fisheries; mining; contract construction; manufacturing; transportation and other public utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services.
The <a title="BLS" href="http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.WA.htm">Bureau of Labor Statistics' </a>web page for the state of Washington gives data series on labor force data and non-farm wage and salary employment, also geographically-based survey data on employment & unemployment, prices & living conditions, and compensation & working conditions.
The Energy Information Administration site provides Washington quick facts, an overview of energy resources in the state, and data tables on prices, reserves and supply, consumption, distribution & marketing, and the environment.
The Washington page via the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 10, the Pacific Northwest, links to information about air and water quality, and priority environmental areas for the state of Washington. Surf Your Watershed is a clickable map for locating Washington watersheds with links to numerous information sources about the watershed. Cleanup Sites in Washington gives fact sheets, site narratives, and Federal Register notices about National Priority List (NPL) and RCRA Corrective Action ...
<p>Information about the areas covered by the <a title="Farm Service Agency" href="http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=wa&area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing">Farm Service Agency</a> in Washington state:</p> <ul> <li>conservation;</li> <li>disaster assistance;</li> <li>price support;</li> <li>farm loans</li> </ul>
Information about <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/states/washington">housing in Washington State</a> from homeownership, rentals, and foreclosures, to housing discrimination and homeless resources. The site includes topic areas for searching and quick links to resources such as Fair Market Rents.<br />
The <a href="http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/state/wa.html#myb">Minerals Industry of Washington state </a>as supplied by the Minerals Yearbook of the United States Geological Survey. Editions from 1993 to the present are accessible. The Yearbook includes descriptions of the non-fuel mineral resources and the economic impact of the industry in Washington.
<p>Fact sheets, county estimates, Census of Agriculture for the state, an interactive statistical map, and other information about agriculture in Washington, prepared by the <a title="NASS" href="http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Washington/index.asp">National Agricultural Statistics Service </a>(NASS), an agency of the USDA.</p>
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides statistics and information about Senior Corps, Americorps, and Learn and Serve America programs in Washington.
The National Park Service provides information on the state of Washington's three national parks, seven national historic reserves, parks, trails, and sites, and two national recreation areas.
<p><a href="http://www.byways.org/browse/states/WA/">Washington By-Ways</a> gives descriptions and maps for the state of Washington's scenic drives, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration's National Scenic Byways Program.</p>
<p>The Washington state page of the <a href="http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov/">Natural Resources Conservation Service</a> provides access to:</p> <ul> <li>NRCS programs</li> <li>news and events</li> <li>office locations</li> <li>conservation assistance and planning</li> <li>other information for Washington residents, partners, and employees</li> </ul>
<a href="http://www.recreation.gov/browseMapsRecGov.do?topTabIndex=CampgroundMap">Recreation.gov </a>provides information on more than 30 federal recreation areas across the state. Online reservations at lodges, campgrounds, and other overnight facilities can be made through the website.
The Small Business Adminstration site gives information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. The SBA offers training, news, financing, and resources for small business owners in the state of Washington.
<p>The <a title="U.S. Geological Survey Washington State" href="http://wa.water.usgs.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Geological Survey</a> operates 240 water quality sites throughout the state for ground and surface water. This page provides access to the water data, discussion of water issues, research reports, and GIS data.</p>