From 800-year-old trees to endangered butterflies and slugs that jump (!), Washington is home to an amazing diversity of life. Support from our generous members is helping us protect these creatures and the lands and waters where they thrive. Browse the features below to learn more about our work.
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More than 3,000 protected acres have been protected along the Hoh River, building on the Hoh River Trust's years of work. View the Gallery
Representatives from The Nature Conservancy in Washington were invited to Neah Bay where we joined the Makah Tribal Council and others in a discussion of vessel safety, oil spill preparedness and response.
The idea of cutting trees on Conservancy land may feel wrong, but it actually leads to important results for humans and nature.
Rick Taylor gives to The Nature Conservancy to protect the special places he loves—in Washington and around the world.
Mary Ann Redeker went above and beyond in 2013. Thanks to her and all of our fabulous volunteers!
Join us to care for Washington’s abundant natural resources.
Join your fellow birders for the longest-running citizen-science survey in the world.
Forest manager Kyle Smith checks in with an update on the salmon run at Ellsworth Creek Preserve.
Francis Wood likes to go where the wild things are, and he wants to make sure others can do the same. That’s why he gives.
There’s little consensus about how to explain the return of pink salmon, but lots of joy in the experience.
Put a smile on your face and help The Nature Conservancy when you shop on AmazonSmile!
Cutting your own tree from a local Christmas tree farm is a great experience, and a great choice.
The Magdalena River is the lifeblood of Colombia, but what can it teach us about life on Puget Sound?
Three new floodplain restoration projects will improve Washington's rivers for salmon and for people.
Four Tacoma teens joined The Nature Conservancy in Washington for adventure, conservation and fun.
The hip-hop duo talk to All Hands On Earth about on growing up in Seattle's outdoors.
This paddle through British Columbia and Washington maintains a tradition that goes back thousands of years.
Mary Ruckelshaus marries a passion for nature and scientific expertise to lead Washington's Board of Trustees.
The Nature Conservancy is more committed than ever to improving the health of our eastern Washington forests. Learn how we are protecting forests
The Skagit River provides 30 percent of the fresh water flowing into Puget Sound. Learn more about the floodplains of Puget Sound
Spring is the time to marvel at Washington's avian splendor. Celebrate birds in Washington
We've collected fun features, videos and activities you can enjoy all about Puget Sound. We're celebrating our collaboration with the Seattle Opera on Heron and The Salmon Girl, an opera for young nature and music lovers. Explore the Sound
World Water Day is March 22, and this month is all about water! Get to know your H20
Thousands of migratory shorebirds flock to the Skagit and Stillaguamish deltas every year, now an important site in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. Read more and see a slideshow
See the latest from our staff photo club and submit photos of your own!
Here's a bouquet that will never fade! Satisfy your love of nature with this flower slideshow, featuring macro (super close up!) photography by Robert Rotella. Learn about Robert Rotella and his photos
We honor Sylvia Peckham, of Seattle, who left us a generous gift in her estate plan. Her love of nature shined throughout her life.
Be an active advocate this January during Washington's legislative session. Learn how to speak up for nature
Meet the Washington chapter's new state director in this Q&A. Learn about Mike Stevens
Restoring a tidal marsh for fin and fowl. Learn more
Match what you spend in coffee each month with a donation to nature.
Can conservation aid vampires on the Washington coast?
Cedars, Spruce and Firs get some space with the help of two tough loggers
Learn how the Conservancy is helping the Quinault Indian Nation support salmon in the Quinault River.
More Feature Stories
Restoring a tidal marsh for fin and fowl.
Exploring coral reef conservation in Bali with the Coral Triangle Center.
The Taylor Bridge Fire burned more than 36 square miles before being fully contained.
The Conservancy's GIS Specialist in Washington shares stories from her Chilean adventure.
Artist David Dickinson shares how and why he captures the Pacific Northwest on canvas.
Follow four Tacoma teens during their summer with the Conservancy.
Making habitat for salmon and protecting farmland.
Coastal Tribes Host Climate Conference in DC.
Catch up with our 2011 LEAF interns.
Latin American conservationist spends a year in Washington.
How circuit theory can preserve room to roam for Washington wildlife.
Love is in the air – and the water, and on land.
From year-round residents to rare visitors, winter brings white wings to Washington.
Protected: wildlife habitat and public access on 10,386 acres of forest.
Barry and Darlene Bidwell have been volunteering for more than two decades.
View a slideshow and see how beautiful Washington is in the winter.
Winter brings hundreds of bald eagles back to the Skagit.
Helping aquatic wildlife by removing “ghost nets” and other hazards.
In the Skagit River Delta, we're working with farmers to create new habitat for migratory shorebirds.
Browse more feature stories about nature in Washington.
Our feature stories are penned by Conservancy staff members Robin Stanton, Jeff Compton, Jocelyn Ellis and Katherine Sather.
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