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The Washington State Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) is conducting a review of Washington’s efforts to conserve habitat and expand outdoor recreation. This work includes a review of existing or potential objective outcome measures that can be used to evaluate the success of 13 different land acquisition and regulatory programs intended to protect and conserve habitat and expand outdoor recreation.

As part of this larger review, the Institute for Natural Resources is conducting a science-based literature review to answer three primary questions:

  • Question 1: What metrics have been shown to effectively measure the performance of land acquisition and regulatory actions, in terms of the goals identified for Washington’s habitat and recreation land acquisition and regulatory programs?
  • Question 2: What is needed to ensure that outcome measurements are accurate, reliable, and linked to programs and projects?
  • Question 3: How have similar programs successfully implemented outcome measurement?


For more information, contact:

Rachel Murata, Research Analyst, JLARC, [email protected]