• Chewing on Progress in the Central Cascades ForestChewing on Progress in the Central Cascades Forest
    In 2014, an analysis of Eastern Washington Forests done in collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the US Forest Service, identified 2.7 million acres of forestland in urgent need…
  • Nature Moment: Mama Bear & Cub, and More, at Ellsworth Creek PreserveNature Moment: Mama Bear & Cub, and More, at Ellsworth Creek Preserve
    As we shared a couple months back, TNC Conservation Ecologist Maia Murphy-Williams has been leading a study to better understand how mammals are using the patchwork forest landscape of our…
  • 6PPD: The Secret Killer of Puget Sound Salmon6PPD: The Secret Killer of Puget Sound Salmon
    By Eric Wagner, Freelance WriterThe Ship Canal Bridge is a double-deck steel truss that looms nearly two hundred feet above Portage Bay, between Lake Washington and Lake Union in Seattle.…
  • Climate Change and the Wellbeing of Coastal CommunitiesClimate Change and the Wellbeing of Coastal Communities
    By: Laura Nelson, Postdoc at the University of WashingtonAll along the West Coast of the United States, fisheries support the economies and social fabric of local communities, but numerous challenges…
  • Floodplains Beyond BordersFloodplains Beyond Borders
    By Bob Carey, Strategic Partnerships Director with TNC WashingtonWhat do the Mississippi River Basin, Colorado River Basin, and Fraser River Basin all have in common?  They are all huge river…
  • The State of the Puget Sound Tree CanopyThe State of the Puget Sound Tree Canopy
    By Hannah Kett, Urban Program Director at The Nature ConservancyTrees help clean the water flowing into streams, rivers and Puget Sound, help purify the air people breathe, lower the temperature…
  • Considering Climate for a Healthy Urban Tree CanopyConsidering Climate for a Healthy Urban Tree Canopy
    By: Kate Sievers, Project Manager, Nature Based SolutionsUrban trees offer great promise to improve residents' daily lives and make communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Benefits to…
  • A Resource Guide for Fish-Friendly Infrastructure FundingA Resource Guide for Fish-Friendly Infrastructure Funding
    Update: the below resource guide was written to complement a webinar, “Improving Infrastructure for Fish + People”, which featured panelists from federal agencies administering funds; a recording of that webinar…
  • Partners are Working to Build GRIT in 'Grit City'Partners are Working to Build GRIT in 'Grit City'
    By Ailene Ettinger, Quantitative EcologistAccording to social researchers, grit means “passion and perseverance for very long-term goals, and having stamina;” they say it’s a valuable characteristic for thriving and that…
  • Catching Animals... on Camera in the Ellsworth Creek PreserveCatching Animals... on Camera in the Ellsworth Creek Preserve
    by Iseabel Nance, University of Washington News LabThe Nature Conservancy’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve is a “living laboratory.” TNC is testing and measuring how different large-scale forest-management strategies can restore industrial…
  • Growing Community Through TreesGrowing Community Through Trees
    The trees in urban landscapes that line city streets and parks provide a multitude of benefits for people and nature. Cleaner air and being surrounded by trees are good for…
  • Indigenous Communities Chart a Path for Sustainable FutureIndigenous Communities Chart a Path for Sustainable Future
    The Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, comprises the northernmost part of the Emerald Edge—a 100-million-acre expanse of lush forests, rivers, islands and mountain streams spanning from the Pacific Northwest…
  • Congress approves FY2022 spending package that supports conservationCongress approves FY2022 spending package that supports conservation
    Last week Congress approved a $1.5 trillion FY2022 omnibus spending package to fund the federal government through Sept. 30.  The Nature Conservancy engages deeply on advocacy for federal conservation funding,…
  • Where the Water Meets the SeaWhere the Water Meets the Sea
    Come along on a journey as Dr. Emily Howe, aquatic ecologist at The Nature Conservancy, takes us outside to Port Susan Bay where she studies estuaries—the marshy areas that exists…
  • Meet Molly Bogeberg, Marine Conservation Manager!Meet Molly Bogeberg, Marine Conservation Manager!
    Molly Bogeberg is a Marine Conservation Manager with The Nature Conservancy in Washington. She came to TNC as a Sea Grant Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellow in 2014 after completing…
  • The 2022 Legislative Session Wraps Up With Exciting AchievementsThe 2022 Legislative Session Wraps Up With Exciting Achievements
    This week, the 2022 Washington state legislative session concluded, with a few notable achievements for the environment in our state. In even-numbered years, the session lasts 60 days, shorter than…
  • Legislative Session 2022: The Final WeekLegislative Session 2022: The Final Week
    With just 3 days to go before Sine Die, the big day by which all laws and budgets must be passed by state legislators, we’re down to the wire to…
  • Creating the Stormwater Heatmap: An Open-Source Tool to Track PollutionCreating the Stormwater Heatmap: An Open-Source Tool to Track Pollution
    by Grace Lee Kang, freelance writerWhat do wheeled luggage, wearable breast pumps, and a tool mapping the most polluted spots in Puget Sound have in common? They used design thinking,…
  • Meet Heather Cole, Puget Sound Community Relations ManagerMeet Heather Cole, Puget Sound Community Relations Manager
    I am the Puget Sound Community Relations Manager. My work focuses on working with floodplain communities on reaching beyond silos and finding holistic and integrated solutions to healthy river systems. …
  • Meet Bob Carey, Strategic Partnerships Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC)Meet Bob Carey, Strategic Partnerships Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
    Bob Carey is the Strategic Partnerships Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Washington. He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of conservation, with a particular focus on…