News

  • Moving Forward: Legal Matter Resolved, Foundation Looks to the Future

    Moving Forward: Legal Matter Resolved, Foundation Looks to the Future

    We are incredibly pleased to share that after months of good-faith negotiations with The Mountaineers, we have reached agreement on the remaining issues in the litigation that started in 2019.

  • Remembering

    Remembering

    Have you ever noticed how similar pine, fir, and spruce are in appearance? Not being able to easily tell which kind of conifer you’re looking at has always been a challenge.

  • A Look Back and Ahead

    A Look Back and Ahead

    We are never short on big plans for the Preserve, whether it’s formalizing our intern program or restoring our creeks and landscapes. With the help of volunteers, we had a great 2023!

  • Mapping Our Work, Building a Legacy

    Mapping Our Work, Building a Legacy

    We cannot talk about fulfilling our core mission to protect the landscapes and waterways on the Preserve without acknowledging the great work of our interns, specifically our first-ever intern and now head of our internship program Casey Blankenship.

  • Field Trips

    Field Trips

    Salmon spawning season is one of my favorite times of the year because it’s when many of our customized field trips take place. This year was no exception.

  • Finding Common Ground

    Finding Common Ground

    As I close out my term as Foundation president in early February, I am incredibly hopeful that we will reach an agreement with The Mountaineers to settle the overall litigation without a trial. While we’re still in confidential negotiations, we’ve made a lot of strides toward a resolution.

  • More to Explore    

    More to Explore    

    Did you know that the Foundation has an entire section on the website dedicated to education resources? We have created and curated a collection of resources that can be used by parents and educators.

  • Chico Champions

    Chico Champions

    Each year, we present one great individual with the Chico Award at our annual Fall For Fish event.

  • Restoring Our Forests to Health

    Restoring Our Forests to Health

    When we purchased parcels from the Ueland Tree Farm, we knew that we would have to do work to ensure that the forests on the land were restored to health.

  • Exciting Education Plans and Partnerships

    Exciting Education Plans and Partnerships

    The Education Committee has a lot happening these days! We are developing new partnerships, adding resources, and hiring dedicated staff. It is exciting to see the new things happening and our program growing. 

  • Learning from Our Tribal Partner

    Learning from Our Tribal Partner

    We talk a lot about partnerships at the Foundation, but there is one partner in particular that we’ve leaned on for support more than any other – the Suquamish Tribe

  • Our Work Continues

    Our Work Continues

    We are incredibly pleased to have been able to arrange two days of negotiations with The Mountaineers