The importance and benefits of nature is not lost on the Friends of Hawthorne PTA — the re-envisioning of the school grounds revolved around nature and natural play areas
Today, close to 150 urban forest practitioners — including arborists, land managers, designers, municipal planners, program managers, volunteers and advocates — from around Washington will come together for this year’s Urban Forest Symposium, hosted at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
Photographed by Nathan Hadley, Northwest Photographer
We recently went to our project in Oak Creek to restore the forest to health, prior to the advent of wildfire suppression efforts. We've partnered with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Yakama Nation and the U.S. Forest Service to thin brush and cut trees for timber to pay for most of the project. Some of the trees end up on creeks and rivers. They help sediment build up and restore fish habitat, also lost with wildfire suppression. This project is also a great opportunity to provide the local community with work and renewed habitat for wildlife. See photos from the day in the slideshow above!
Scenes from our October Membership Hike through the Central Cascades
Photographed by Hannah Letinich, Volunteer Northwest Photographer
The Conservancy preserves some of the best places to view Autumn's colorful arrival. Members were in for a treat during our fall membership hike through the Central Cascades. It was exciting day learning about the wondrous beauty of our 48,000 acre acquisition near Roslyn. Members enjoyed the scenery and had a chance to learn firsthand the work our foresters are doing to keep Washington beautiful. See photos from the day in the slideshow above!
Volunteers recently took to the skies to capture this amazing footage of our recent 48,000 acre forestland purchase in the Central Cascades.
Footage by Whitney Hassett / Geodesy