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

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!

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

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

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

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...

A New Tool For Farmers In A Changing Climate

By Jamie Robertson, Conservation Geographer, and Heather Cole, Puget Sound Community Relations Manager Imagine you’re a third-generation farmer in the Puget Sound. You’ve seen changes around your farm for years — neighboring farms disappear to urban sprawl and...

The Only Constant Is Change: Explore How Rivers Meander Over Time

Words and graphics by Erica Simek Sloniker Many of us live near a river. Overtime, we grow accustomed to observing its flow at various times of the year as well as the path it follows. In many cases, we simply enjoy watching the wildlife or the beautiful glossy hue a...

Stories From The Floodplain

Floodplains Come Alive Through Storytelling By Heather Cole   When I think of rivers an idealistic picture comes to mind. An image of water flowing from steep snow-capped mountains, meandering through valleys and forests and then finally emptying into the brackish...

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