PNW Native Trees: There’s an App for That!

Article by Cliff Cantor, "Trees PNW" app developer Can’t tell a Douglas-fir from western hemlock? Does your tree book have too many non-intuitive choices that make it hard to identify native Pacific Northwest trees? There’s a new smartphone app called “Trees PNW” that is free in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. … Continue reading PNW Native Trees: There’s an App for That!

Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday

Happy Arbor Day! Here at DNR we celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” all month long with communities across the state. Often celebrations include Earth Day, which supports activities friendly to the environment. The celebrations definitely complement each other. Trees provide a lot of positive environmental benefits as well as social and economic benefits. And Earth … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday

Natural Features that Define our State

How would you go about inventorying the species and ecosystems in Washington state? Or determining conservation priorities? The DNR Natural Heritage Program, working with citizen advisors from the Washington State Natural Heritage Advisory Council, have been documenting the location of rare species and high quality ecosystems since 1977. Educators, local governments, state and federal agencies, and many … Continue reading Natural Features that Define our State