Science Communication Corner

Science Communication Corner

Around the world, wildlife and humans alike are facing major challenges for survival. One of our severe challenges is that over 700 million people lack basic access to safe water. Bacteria, viruses, and parasites that live in water infect humans every day and are...
Native of the Month: Wild Ginger

Native of the Month: Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger – Asarum caudatumWild Ginger, a widespread native plant, can be found from British Columbia all the way to southern California and as western as Montana. You can first spot it by its deep green heart-shaped leaves. From April to July, it...
Ecosystem Services: Wetlands

Ecosystem Services: Wetlands

Wetlands are sometimes referred to as the kidneys of the landscape because they function as the receivers of waste and filters of water from both natural and human sources. Different types of wetlands provide a wide range of ecosystem services. Ecosystem...
Native of the Month: Coho salmon

Native of the Month: Coho salmon

Coho salmon – Oncorhynchus kisutchThe Coho (or silver salmon) are anadromous which means they spend most of their lives in the ocean and return to freshwater to spawn. They can grow up to 30 inches and can weigh up to 20 pounds or more. Most...