Native Animal of the Month: Black Bear

Native Animal of the Month: Black Bear

American black bear – Ursus americanus The Pacific Northwest isn’t home to alligators or giant deadly snakes, but a majestic predator found here is a bear. With long ears, dark eyes, short tail, black fur, black bears are the most familiar bear in North...
Native Plant of the Month: Salmonberry

Native Plant of the Month: Salmonberry

Salmonberry – Rupus spectabilis It’s the time of year where the pink 5-petaled flowers of our native Salmonberry herald in the start of spring! Salmonberry is a common understory shrub found in a range of habitats here in the Pacific Northwest. From bogs...
A Letter from Isabelle

A Letter from Isabelle

Hello SHADOW Community, My last day at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve was Friday, February 15th. As I look forward to the next phase of my life, which involves a pivot away from the beautiful forests of the Pacific Northwest, I am grateful to be leaving the Nature...
Welcome Joy!

Welcome Joy!

As SHADOW transitions in staff, we are delighted to announce our new Operations Manager, Joy. She has a strong passion for preservation and conservation. She developed her love for the outdoors and nature while taking ecology courses as an undergraduate student. Joy...

Ongoing Restoration Activities

In January of 2018, SHADOW began a large restoration project in our Uplands property. This particular plot had been logged in the early 1990’s. After this logging, not much was done with the property, which meant it needed a lot of help! We are now ready to move...