The Gift of Green

The Gift of Green

New research reveals that urban forests provide surprising health, social and economic benefits....

Trees and the City


Urban Harvest
Oct 9, 2011 | by Lauren Jow and Anthony Rimel | 1 Comment | Read →

In mid-summer Seattle, you could find an entire meal within a twenty-minute walk of downtown without stepping into a grocery store or a restaurant. For many urban foragers, green s...

Working for a healthy forest and a strong community
Oct 9, 2011 | by Kate Burke and Branden Fitzpatrick | 1 Comment | Read →

Volunteers are making the forest a healthier environment in locations across Seattle. But what motivates volunteers to get their hands dirty to remove invasive species or plant nat...

The Gift of Green
May 2, 2011 | by Lorie Anne Acio and Rachelle Hacmac | 1 Comment | Read →

New research reveals that urban forests provide surprising health, social and economic benefits....

Digital Landscapes


Envisioning Future Landscapes
May 8, 2011 | by Leilani Rapaport | Comments Off | Read →

Measuring global processes like climate change or forest fire impacts to public lands can be difficult, if not impossible, for scientists working solely on the ground. So when stud...

Storytelling With Maps
May 3, 2011 | by Heather Ah San and Andrew Hard | Comments Off | Read →

When researchers need to look at the big picture, they turn to digital tools. ...

Models for the Real World
May 3, 2011 | by Ashley Pennington | Comments Off | Read →

Learn how the US Forest Service maps vegetation types to learn how we can better interact with the land. ...


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