Additional Stories

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)...

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,...

A New Tool For Farmers In A Changing Climate

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

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

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...

From Dust to Foods: Dramatic Weather and Natural Solutions

From Dust to Foods: Dramatic Weather and Natural Solutions

by Courtney Baxter, Puget Sound Conservation Coordinator I grew up on the surface of the sun, though most people know it as Phoenix, Arizona. My childhood memories are filled with hot, hot summers; impossible to endure the outdoors for longer than 10 minutes, we often...

Farms as Whole Ecosystems

Farms as Whole Ecosystems

By Courtney Baxter, Conservation Coordinator I grew up in dirty boots, my Ariats always coated in a thick layer of dust. I never really bothered to clean my boots, because in my mind I knew they were just going to get dirty again anyway. I’ve since moved away from my...

Watch: Stillaguamish Tribe-led Estuary Project Comes to Life

Watch: Stillaguamish Tribe-led Estuary Project Comes to Life

By Jenny Baker, Senior Restoration Manager Restoration of the zis a ba tidal marsh, named for a former Stillaguamish Tribal chief, has been documented in a wonderful new video. Interviews of tribal members, cultural resources experts, tribal staff and consultants all...

Nooksack Levee Project Shows Success of Floodplains by Design

Nooksack Levee Project Shows Success of Floodplains by Design

By Jenny Baker, Senior Restoration Manager Thanksgiving Day floods found many people evacuating their homes around Puget Sound and fish searching for quiet places to get away from fast-moving floodwaters. Two of the 29 projects funded by Floodplains by Design provided...

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