Women have been at the forefront of wildlife, cultural, and environmental conservation efforts in Washington State for many years. From preserving native languages and cultural heritage to protecting salmon habitat and advocating for more inclusive research practices, these women have made historic contributions to these fields. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s essential...

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Path reconstruction revitalizes a popular trail to improve the health of habitats and humans.  The Annette Lake Trail winds through talus avalanche chutes and roaring waterfalls, enrapturing thousands of visitors each year who trek through old-growth woodland within the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to catch a glimpse of neighboring mountain tops. As many as...

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This list is a roundup of resources to help self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Color break into guiding and conservation careers at varying skill levels. These recommendations range from science-based conservation scholarships to avalanche training for future leaders looking to build a career in the outdoors space. University of Washington Wetland Management Scholarship...

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The magnetic pull of the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest brings more visitors to trails each year, while increased connections to nature can foster community well-being, it can also place pressures on land managers and the land itself. Off-trail hiking, littering, and graffiti along the I-90 corridor add stress to wildlife and those who...

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Over the summer, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Crew completed an eight-day camping trip along the Snow Lake and Rock Creek Trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Over the course of the spike, we hiked 32 miles and climbed over 8,000 feet in elevation. We removed 17 logs that once obstructed the trail,...

What is the price of a pine forest, a salmon-bearing stream, or a tree-lined park in a city? Many of these places have a dollar amount attached to them, but when you compare this to the price of rising temperatures, these areas are priceless in the value they bring to future generations. Our heritage...

On Saturday, July 23rd, ECOSS led a nature walk and habitat restoration event for BIPOC communities in collaboration with Mountains to Sound Greenway, Green Seattle Partnership, and the Audubon Center at Seward Park. BIPOC and low-income communities have historically experienced inequality in access to outdoor parks and environmental stewardship programs. This event served as...

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Extensive repairs and a path reroute enable this popular trail to reopen after a three-year closure. If you’re a seasoned recreationist within the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area and a fan of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley, you may recall the tumultuous history of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail. Throughout the...