The State of Washington contains Puget Sound, Whidbey Basin, Hood Canal, and the US side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the San Juan Islands. The Executive Branch implements state law to manage natural resources. State authority has been divided among an exceptionally large number of agencies.
- Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office
- Public Works Board
- Puget Sound Partnership
- Results Washington
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
- Washington State Conservation Comission
- Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Washington State Department of Commerce
- Washington State Department of Ecology
- Washington State Department of Health
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources
- Washington State Military Department
- Washington State Office of the Governor
State agencies receive funds and authority from federal agencies, and in turn have relationships with local jursidictions. After the The Boldt Decision, Washington State must co-manage fisheries with Tribal Governments. A more integrated discussion of the interactions of agencies is found on the government page.