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A Tool for Bigger Thinking

Whether from an economic, transportation, housing, or ecological perspective, the central Puget Sound is interconnected. Yet we often divide our region into its component parts—from counties to neighborhoods—to achieve focused outcomes. Read the full article online or download the PDF ...

Prevention fund helps Makah Tribe awaken sleeping “Ways of Wellness”

Verna Bowechop-Bunn lives as far west as it is possible to go in the continental United States, and nearly as far north, in the tiny town of Neah Bay, Washington, on the Makah Indian reservation. The reservation sits at the northern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, pointing like a finger into ...

County OKs sales of rights to conserve farm, forest lands

A new program aims to protect Snohomish County's farms and forests while concentrating building activity elsewhere. The transfer of development rights program creates a marketplace for building credits. Owners of farm and forest lands can sell these credits and continue farming or logging their land. Read the full article online ...

Proponents, OPG consider options for North Kitsap land buy

With fundraising lagging and a deadline six months away, Olympic Property Group President Jon Rose has proposed some ways to lower the price of 7,000 acres in North Kitsap that a coalition wants to buy for conservation and public open space. Read the full article online or download the PDF ...

Auburn purchases 9 acres for park with help of local conservation and community building organization

The City of Auburn, assisted by Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy), acquired 9.2 acres including a 2-acre lake of undeveloped land in the West Hill area of the city of Aug. 17. Read the full article online or download the PDF ...

Companies’ volunteers and Forterra helping clean up Duwamish

People power is helping to clean up one of Seattle's most polluted rivers. On Friday, about a hundred volunteers who work for the Boeing Employees Credit Union pitched in along the Duwamish in Tukwila. Read the full article online or download the PDF ...
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