A Conservation Conversation

What does conservation through time look like?

Green Everett Partnership volunteer and UW Bothell student, Candice Magbag, set to find out in her class on restoration ecology. In her final project, Candice covers the history of Forterra and her perspectives on conservation. Read her guest post and watch her video below.

For my Junior year at the University of Washington Bothell, I had the pleasure of taking a course that provided experience with Community Based Learning and Research. Students are paired with a community partner which opens up the hands-on opportunity to explore and learn more about the organization.

Our class emphasis was Conservation Through Time and what conservation means to us personally. Through partnering with Forterra, I further developed my understanding of conservation and my love for restoration—especially since I was able to work with community members at urban parks and forests that I frequented while growing up.

I value my experience with Forterra and the Green Everett Partnership and look forward to continuing my involvement whether through becoming a Forest Steward, a dedicated work-party volunteer, or a future ecologist focused on restoration ecology.

  • Candice Magbag

    Candice Magbag is a student at the University of Washington Bothell working towards earning a B.S. in Environmental Science: Earth System Science. She currently provides outreach support and database management at Urban Systems Design for the RainWise Program implemented by King County and the City of Seattle promoting Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Candice is excited to continue conservation efforts during her final year at UWB by participating in the UW Restoration Ecology Network Capstone Project.