The mission of EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment -- air, water and land -- upon which life depends.To accomplish this mission:
We Develop and Enforce Regulations When Congress writes an environmental law, we implement it by writing regulations
Give Grants Nearly half of our budget goes into grants to state environmental programs, non-profits, educational institutions, and others.
Study Environmental Issues At laboratories located throughout the nation, we identify and try to solve environmental problems. To learn even more, we share information with other countries, private sector organizations, academic institutions, and other agencies.
Sponsor Partnerships We don't protect the environment on our own, we work with businesses, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments through dozens of partnerships.
Study reveals strong juvenile trout drop in the ocean Canada
A new study tracking 35-year trends for more than 40 steelhead populations determined that declining numbers of steelhead trout in the rivers flowing through British Columbia, Washington state, and Oregon are linked to poor survival of young fish in ocean environments.