“You can’t see the entire world from the top of Everest. ... The view from there only reminds you how big the world is and how much more there is to see and learn.” — Tenzing Norgay
As the Yellow Island Steward, Matt is responsible for maintaining the unique Yellow Island prairie ecosystem, monitoring the Marine Protected Area around Yellow Island and welcoming visitors. He draws on his background in environmental education and outdoor recreation to implement conservation and stewardship projects that are based on science and achieve tangible results.
Before coming to the Nature Conservancy, Matt ran outdoor education and environment education programs for urban youth in Seattle and Albuquerque. He has led trips throughout the Pacific Northwest, American Southwest, Norway and Argentina. He comes from a long line of islanders with multigenerational ties to Bainbridge Island and the San Juan Islands. In his free time, Matt enjoy kayaking, photography and traveling.
A research trip to our Yellow Island preserve reveals the ongoing threat of sea star wasting disease.
“You can’t see the entire world from the top of Everest…..The view from there only reminds you how big the world is and how much more there is to see and learn.”
My legacy that I'm proud of is that I inspired others to appreciate and work to protect the environment.
The recent king tides were not as overwhelming as predicted. Phil Green goes into the science behind why.
Our Yellow Island steward gives us a peek into how other San Juan island preserves are doing with minimal management. What has Mother Nature been up to?
Catch up with a family of transient killer whales as they pass Yellow Island, and learn what makes them so special.
Yellow Island has been in full bloom the past couple of weeks. Take a trip to the island through photos and video, and explore what makes this gem of the San Juan Islands so special.