• Innovation in Stormwater Research: The Q-MethodologyInnovation in Stormwater Research: The Q-Methodology
    By Robinson Low and Darby Swayne, graduate students at UW School of Marine and Environmental AffairsCatalyzing Innovation in Stormwater Solutions The iconic rain of the Puget Sound region creates problems when…
  • Innovation in Stormwater Research: Multi-Objective Prioritization MethodologyInnovation in Stormwater Research: Multi-Objective Prioritization Methodology
    By Ericka Hegeman, GIS Research Scientist at UW EarthLabCatalyzing Innovation in Stormwater Solutions The iconic rain of the Puget Sound region creates problems when it hits the streets and other impervious…
  • Innovation in Stormwater Research: Qualitative Network Modeling MethodologyInnovation in Stormwater Research: Qualitative Network Modeling Methodology
    By Caitlin Magel, research scientist at UW-Tacoma's Puget Sound InstituteCatalyzing Innovation in Stormwater Solutions The iconic rain of the Puget Sound region creates problems when it hits the streets and other…
  • A Brief Window for Prescribed FireA Brief Window for Prescribed Fire
    October is typically peak prescribed fire season in Washington because rainfall early in the month ends wildfire season and provides the perfect window to conduct controlled, prescribed burns before the…
  • Drone Saw aids in Drought ResearchDrone Saw aids in Drought Research
    by Garrett Price, graduate student at Washington State UniversityThe forests at Ellsworth Creek Preserve, in southwest Washington, have been heavily logged throughout the last century. The preserve is largely composed…
  • Visitors and Residents at Moses Coulee PreserveVisitors and Residents at Moses Coulee Preserve
    This month, we welcome a deepening of the season with changing weather and movement. Below, you’ll find some wonderful shots of those that share the landscape in Eastern Washington—brought to…
  • The Climate Commitment Act: A Promise to Washington's CommunitiesThe Climate Commitment Act: A Promise to Washington's Communities
    Washington’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) goes into effect on January 1, 2023. This marks an important moment, but the work isn’t over yet! View this post on Instagram A post…
  • Puget Sound Day on the SoundPuget Sound Day on the Sound
    Leaders and advocates from across the region gathered at the beautiful Nisqually Cultural Center longhouse Tuesday for “Puget Sound Day on the Sound,” taking a moment together to celebrate some…
  • Protecting King County’s Greatest AssetsProtecting King County’s Greatest Assets
    Looking up the Snoqualmie River. Photo by Paul Joseph Brown/LightHawk From the shores of Puget Sound through thriving urban greenspaces, snow-capped mountain peaks, hard-working rural communities and bountiful farms, stunning…
  • Help Communities Breathe a Little EasierHelp Communities Breathe a Little Easier
    Oct. 21: This post has been updated to reflect an extension to the public comment period and an updated fact sheet.From now until November 10, members of the public (this…
  • Celebrating Summer on Yellow IslandCelebrating Summer on Yellow Island
    Summer is one of the best times to visit Yellow Island if you love long days and beautiful sunsets over the San Juan Islands. With the fall equinox behind us,…
  • The Power and Potential of Collaboration for Real-World ResultsThe Power and Potential of Collaboration for Real-World Results
    by Grace Lee Kang, Freelance Writer“I’ve always been interested in forest management—how can we use science to understand what’s going on physiologically with trees and help them do better when…
  • Summertime ScienceSummertime Science
    Two students from The University of Washington completed science internships with The Nature Conservancy over the summer. Stephanie Schmid and Eileen Arata worked with us on several projects including Ellsworth…
  • Wildfire Haze Lingers Over WashingtonWildfire Haze Lingers Over Washington
    Year after year, wildfires are occurring with greater frequency and intensity across Washington state, presenting a significant problem for the health and wellbeing of people, wildlife and forests. Fire is…
  • 50 Years of the Clean Water Act and 50 more on the Horizon50 Years of the Clean Water Act and 50 more on the Horizon
    In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water, Radhika Fox, kicked off a tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act at the Aurora Bridge Bioswale…
  • Celebrating Climate Wins in the Inflation Reduction ActCelebrating Climate Wins in the Inflation Reduction Act
    Congressional and community leaders gathered at the White House today to celebrate a major achievement in federal climate policy: the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The new law includes hundreds of…
  • Traveling Chinook Lands and WatersTraveling Chinook Lands and Waters
    By Owen L. Oliver, Freelance Writer (Quinault / Isleta Pueblo)The Nature Conservancy’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve in southwest Washington state is situated on the traditional and current territories of the Chinook…
  • Hitting the Pavement to Track Temperature in TacomaHitting the Pavement to Track Temperature in Tacoma
    By Emily Heber, TNC media relations managerIn the shade of towering Garry Oaks on a hot summer day, staff and supporters of the Tacoma Tree Foundation and The Nature Conservancy…
  • Rebuilding an Urban Tree Canopy: On the Ground with GRITRebuilding an Urban Tree Canopy: On the Ground with GRIT
    by Grace Lee Kang, Freelance WriterWhen Jamie Robertson and his wife moved into their house in Tacoma, the pair of bigleaf maples residing in the front yard welcomed them to…
  • Historic Climate and Clean Energy Legislation Passes US HouseHistoric Climate and Clean Energy Legislation Passes US House
    The Inflation Reduction Act is on its way to President Biden for his signature after passing in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The bill puts the U.S. on a…