This month, students off all ages have been returning to the books. Whether you are a student or not, we have got you covered learning some of our favorite conservation science terms we use regularly in our work. Impress yourself and your friends with this new knowledge.
What is a rain garden?
A shallow depression that collects water and filters it slowly back into the ground. Rain gardens naturally filter pollutants and keep Puget Sound healthy. Both public and private citizens can install rain gardens to help save Puget Sound’s water quality.
What is a watershed?
A watershed is an area of land that collects and delivers water to a single point. By studying an entire watershed, scientists can better understand the entire system and improve water quality, fish habitat, flooding and reducing soil erosion.
What is a log jam?
A log jam is a buildup of wood debris creating deep pools for salmon. Installations of log jams have become a priority method to recover salmon habitat and reset stream flows that have been affected by a century’s worth of logging.
As we work to diminish the threat of wildfire and smoke, a new Nature Conservancy study shows an important part of the solution may actually be more fire – of the right type.
We’ve got a new welcome sign in the Cle Elum Field office: a giant map of the Central Cascades!
In valleys like the Yakima Basin, snowpack provides the majority of water to support a rich agricultural legacy, world-class orchards and critical salmon runs.
We’re tracking snow accumulation and melt-out in the Cascade forests, collecting key data that will help ensure water security for valleys and communities below.
We’re searching for snowpack in the Eastern Cascades, to find the best way to keep water secure as our climate warms.
The highest tides of the year offer a glimpse into a future of rising sea levels along Washington’s coast.
Ellsworth Creek Preserve offers a number of unique science and preservation opportunities. For instance, we are exploring options for restoring forests and streams from the headwaters to the estuary.
The two most potent natural solutions for climate change are forest management and reforestation . Washington’s trees can play a critical role.
At The Nature Conservancy in Washington, maps and graphics are a key communications tool to achieving a lasting conservation impact. Explore, learn and visualize how we go about our science and conservation work for the benefit of nature and people.
Whether you are a student or not, we have got you covered learning some of our favorite conservation science terms we use regularly in our work. Impress yourself and your friends with this new knowledge.