For more information on habitat issues, please contact the
WDFW Habitat Program.
Phone: 360-902-2534

For more information on WDFW managed lands including wildlife areas, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
Phone: 360-902-2515


To report an oil spill call:

Photo: WDFW assessing damage to beach after oil spill.

Natural Resource Damage Assessment

In addition to the costs associated with cleaning up spilled oil, anyone that spills oil is also legally responsible for all natural resource injuries that result from the spill. The goal of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process is to mitigate for the damage caused to the environment by the spill and to compensate the public for the lost use of natural resources during the spill and recovery period. The NRDA process assesses the injuries, the best methods for mitigating the impacts, and the type and amount of restoration required.

Over the years, the NRDA process has secured funding for restoration projects and the acquisition of critical fish and wildlife habitats

Please contact us for more information.

Photo: WDFW assessing damage to beach after oil spill.
  Related Links
Washington Department of Ecology Spills Program
NOAA Response and Restoration
Department of Interior - Damage Assessment and Restoration
NOAA - Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program
Puget Sound Partnership (Oil Spill Issues in WA)
Washington State Resource Damage Assessment Committee