A new story in the Seattle Times digs into the vast potential held within stands of cedar and spruce along Washington’s Pacific coast.
Where urban meets wild, a new generation is bridging conservation with community.
Kyle Smith, who oversees all the Conservancy forests in Washington state, sent along a photo of this big cougar strolling a logging road at our Ellsworth Creek Preserve near Willapa Bay in southwest Washington.
We dug in the dirt, planted trees, and connected with community this October! Throughout the month, staff at The Nature Conservancy traveled around Puget Sound to share the benefits of trees and plant along with volunteers and our organizational partners.
We supported twelve different community driven events – thanks to the Boeing Company and Cedar Grove for their support of these events and to the volunteers that came out to support the tree canopy!
We are grateful to work with partners throughout Puget Sound that host these events, including: Dirt Corps, Duwamish Alive Coalition, Friends of Hawthorne PTA, Green Shoreline Partnership, King Conservation District, the City of Seattle, Tacoma Tree Foundation, Thurston Conservation District, Whale Scout and World Relief Seattle.
The Stewardship Team here in Washington has a big job: to care for about 47,000 acres in 33 preserves and 11 easements scattered across the state, from tiny Deadman Island, less than 2 acres in the San Juans, to the Moses Coulee/McCartney Creek/Beezley Hills complex of preserves covering more than 30,000 acres in the sagelands of Central Washington. Meet 4 team members and see videos of the work they do.
From climate resiliency to community well-being, trees provide a variety of benefits. Here are a few things you can do to be an advocate for trees.