Perspectives

Ampersand, Featured, Issue II

Nisqually Salmon and the Changing State of the Wild

Writer Bruce Barcott explores the notion about what it actually means when we regard a place as being “wild.”

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Ampersand, Issue II

Our Intolerable, Heartbreaking Waste

In a profoundly visceral way, local photographer Chris Jordan shows us the environmental impact we’re having near and far.

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Living with Wolves, Losing our Orcas

Author Brenda Peterson takes a look at the vulnerable populations of two carnivores.

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A Tale of Two Towers

Journalist Sam Howe Verhovek looks at development – or the lack thereof – in two very different places.

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Dueling Visions for a Green Space

A look at the passion surrounding the possibility of mountain biking in Cheasty Greenspace on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.

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One Tree, Two Interpretations

An appreciation of the Western hemlock, as interpreted by artists John Grade and Mark Dion.

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Q & A with Maria Hines

The award-winning Seattle Chef dishes about values and food activism.

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How to ID Five Common Native Wildflowers

An illustrated guide to identifying five wildflowers in our region.

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Ampersand, Issue II

What’s your Favorite Third Place?

A DJ, a geology professor, a poet and other locals tell us about where they go to find community.

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Green Seattle Partnership: 2015 Game Changer

Green Seattle Partnership received Forterra’s Game Changer Award for its decade-long dedicated service to restoring Seattle’s forested parks and natural areas. To date, GSP has restored 1,000 acres; its stewards and volunteers have worked 722,500 hours and have planted 169,000 trees.

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Volunteer all-stars restore our urban oases

For many people, a nearby park is an oasis of calm and a place to recharge. Yet our urban forests and open spaces are often under threat of neglect. Volunteer Forest Stewards spend their weekends working hard at a labor of love, are instrumental in keeping our urban forests healthy and vibrant.

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Gene's corner

Making our region sustainable and prosperous

It has been 10 years since the launch of the Cascade and Olympic Agendas, and it is time for a top-to-bottom refresh. Through a series of structured conversations, town hall meetings and crowd sourcing, we will be working toward the Next Wave of the Agendas in the spring of 2015.

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We are all key players in ensuring a sustainable region

Contemplate your energy use, the products in your daily life, and the waste that passes in and out of your household, and make a change.

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Lakes of blue (camas)

Blue camas is a signature plant of what has become an increasingly rare habitat in the South Sound—our native prairies.

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Small green superheroes protect our salmon

Native trees and shrubs provide shade—creating cooler areas in the water where salmon can chill during their long journeys.

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Ode to the western hemlock

Today we’re celebrating western hemlock for its great contribution to our lowland forests.

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The radiant red-flowering currant

The red-flowering currant is the siren of the understory, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to its blooms and to songbirds as flowers give way to whitish blue-black berries.

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A new community space in Neah Bay

Together with the Makah Tribe, Pomegranate Center, VIA Architecture, Caribou Construction, many amazing volunteers and funding from ArtPlace, we built a beautiful community gathering space inspired by community input and full of beautiful tribal art.

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Lively discussion at North Sound Sustainability Forum

Many people expressed a strong desire to support farming communities so they may thrive in the future while working with cities to prevent sprawl and protect the beauty and resources of the region.

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Native Plant Appreciation Week

Why do native plants make our hearts skip a beat? So many reasons, we’re taking a whole week to tell you about it. Our Stewardship staff pens a love letter to the plants that help us do our best work.

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Winning the battle against knotweed

After five years of restoration work on the Cedar River and its tributaries, the Stewardship in Action (SIA) program is celebrating as the riverbanks have begun to show signs of recovery.

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Matlock Farm part 3

Read about how Pierce County and Forterra partnered on a conservation easement to permanently protect prime farm land in the Puyallup River Valley, allowing for local food productions for generations to come.

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Matlock Farm part 2

Learn about the journey of family from India, with farming in their blood, who came to the U.S. searching for a legacy for future generations.

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Matlock Farm part 1

The Matlock Farm was owned and stewarded by the Matlock family for more than 60 years. Read about the Matlock brothers, and how they came to be part of the largest farm land conservation project in Pierce County history.

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