On Wednesday, October 18, we are very pleased to host a visiting seminar with Kate Troll, “Ten Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change,” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room! Kate is a long-time Alaskan … Continue reading →
This October, we are very pleased that local photographer John Tylczak will be hosting his fourth photography exhibition in the Forest Club Room! John grew up in Shelton, Wash., where four generations of his family have lived since 1885 (his … Continue reading →
The Wilderness Inner-city Leadership Development (WILD) Youth Program fosters environmental and civically engaged leadership among youth of color, ages 14-19. WILD develops leadership through outdoor service learning field trips, academic support, community projects with a social and environmental justice focus, and intergenerational programs with community […]
Local Roots’ mission is to improve global health by building a better food system. We design, build, deploy, and operate cutting-edge indoor farming projects. Our controlled environment farms yield the highest quality, locally-grown produce using breakthrough technologies that allow us to grow with 99% less water, pesticide and herbicide free, and with perfe […]
The Arboretum is one of the best places in Seattle to enjoy fall color and beautiful foliage. We have more deciduous tree species than any other setting in the northwest…all framed by the majestic conifers that characterize our region of the country.
When it comes to outstanding summer flowering shrubs for PNW gardens, one should not overlook the genus Clethra. Clethra is a genus of about 75 species, mostly native to south and east Asia and the Americas. It is one of two genera in the Clethraceae, which is closely related to the Ericaceae (Heather family). They prefer lime-free soil and produce white, […]
At first glance, little animals like grey geckos and big ones like whale sharks don’t seem to have much in common. Researchers examining extensive data on body mass and threat status have recently discovered, however, that larger and smaller vertebrate species worldwide are more likely to go extinct than those in between, mostly due to human impacts. “In add […]
As mountaintop dwellers, American pikas (Ochotona princeps) are particularly susceptible to climate change, but recent research suggests a population in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains were driven to extirpation from the center of their distribution area by more than 60 years of warming temperatures. Writing in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers foun […]