FbD Grant Application Map Templates Now Available!

FbD Grant Application Map Templates Now Available!

The Nature Conservancy has developed a set of ArcGIS map templates for FbD grant applicants to use in the upcoming round of FbD grant funding. These templates are available to use with ArcGIS v10.3 or later and are optional but encouraged. Since this is the first year...

Leque Island: 250 Acres Open to the Tide

Leque Island: 250 Acres Open to the Tide

By Kat Morgan, Associate Director for Puget Sound Conservation Seven years ago this fall, I wore a hard hat and safety vest to visit The Nature Conservancy’s Port Susan Bay Preserve as a major estuary restoration project was underway. 150 acres of former estuary was...

Floodplains by Design is Seeking a Consultant!

Floodplains by Design is Seeking a Consultant!

The Washington Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (“Conservancy”) is seeking qualifications from qualified consultants to facilitate the Floodplains by Design (FbD) leadership and work group meetings, project manage the creation of a collaborative governance structure...

Re-imagining and Re-designing Our Floodplains

Re-imagining and Re-designing Our Floodplains

By Heather Cole, TNC Community Relations Manager Taking on the challenge of how we re-imagine and re-design our rivers and floodplain systems is no easy task. But in just six years, Floodplains by Design (FbD) has taken on this challenge and changed a siloed approach...

A Story About Storytelling

A Story About Storytelling

By Jordan Jobe, WSU Puyallup In the Spring of 2018, myself - Jordan Jobe (WSU Puyallup), Kristin Williamson (South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group) and Harold Smelt (Pierce County Surface Water Management) participated in a Floodplains by Design (FbD)...

RSVP for our Spring Workshop!

RSVP for our Spring Workshop!

The Confluence of Innovation and Collaboration A day of sharing stories, challenges, questions and generate new ideas to further advance integrated floodplain management   Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM The Mountaineers 7700 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA...

Editorial: Floodplains projects worth state’s investment

Editorial: Floodplains projects worth state’s investment

Check out this article by the Everett Harold that highlights projects funded by Floodplains by Design, and the need for funding for these projects. This article highlights two projects in Snohomish County, including one with the Sustainable Lands Strategy and the...

Accelerating our Learning through FbD

Accelerating our Learning through FbD

By Heather Cole, Community Relations Manager Integrated floodplain management takes patience, persistence and challenges our current paradigm to floodplain management. Floodplain Leaders- local practitioners that are engaged in doing integrated floodplain management,...

2019 FbD Project List Announcement

2019 FbD Project List Announcement

The Department of Ecology (Ecology), along with our partners the Puget Sound Partnership (Partnership) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), are announcing the release of the Floodplains by Design (FbD) 2019-21 project list.  This project list supports Ecology’s request...

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