Science. Collaboration. Action.
In Washington and around the world, natural resources are under threat. Population growth and climate change present complex challenges to the health of nature and the communities that rely on it. To address today’s challenges for both local and global impact, we need to push the boundaries of science and conservation.
We are changing the way conservation is practiced in Washington and across the globe by bringing new practical approaches based in science and technology to the service of nature and people. The Nature Conservancy bridges world-class research institutions like the University of Washington and our region’s renowned technology pioneers.
6 scientists in our Washington state chapter
400 Scientists at The Nature Conservancy
Snowpack in Washington is down 25% from historic levels. This has implications for climate change impacts, water supply, land management, water quality and salmon health. We are investigating where to invest in our forests and rivers to improve climate resilience, watershed function and snow pack retention.
We developed a heat map to help investigate where green infrastructure can have the greatest impact in filtering polluted stormwater runoff and improving Puget Sound water quality.
BLOG SERIES: The science of snowpack
Join our aquatic ecologist as she heads up the mountain in search of scientific solutions to a crucial but threatened natural resource, deep in the forests of Washington’s Cascade Mountains.