“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.” - Aldo Leopold
David Ryan is a forester and project manager at The Nature Conservancy’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve near Willapa Bay. David has worked as a natural resource manager in the forests of Montana, Idaho, and across both sides of the Cascades in Washington. He works to integrate environmental, economic, and social benefits into our restoration work on the coast and across the state. When he is not working in the forests of the Willapa Hills he enjoys time on and around the waters of Willapa Bay looking for birds and pretty scenery…whatever the weather.
Take a salmon’s trip with forester David Ryan through the waters of the Ellsworth Creek watershed.
Take a trip with our field forester through the thick undergrowth of Section 15 at Ellsworth Creek and learn about the creatures and plants that call this place home.
Have you heard of the red-breasted sapsucker? Our field forester in Ellsworth recounts his recent encounter.
David Ryan, our field forester, reflects on his time at Ellsworth Creek watching Chum salmon return upstream.
A watershed is not simply a matter of creeks, rivers and other open bodies of water
While working along Ellsworth Creek, I came upon an indiscreet couple of North American river otters engaged in the business of life. Learn more about what seems to be an unpleasant act.
Anyone who has visited a working forest has likely seen field staff shod with a peculiar piece of footwear called caulks, which are oddly pronounced "cork." Our forester explores what's in a name.