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Announcing our 2017 Project Incubators

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We are excited to announce our two, inaugural, 2017 Project Incubators! Incubators convene interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral teams in a series of start-up meetings to creatively tackle multi-faceted conservation problems. This year we are hosting the Story Map of Climate Change Incubator, led by Lisa Hayward Watts of UW, and Josh Nowlis of NOAA, and the Camas Prairie Cultural Ecosystems Incubator, led by Joyce LeCompte of UW, and Sarah Hamman of the Center for Natural Lands Management. The Story Map of Climate Change project will develop place-based, interactive online story maps designed to inform and build empathy among scientists, resource managers, and stakeholders about the consequences of climate change, specifically drought and sea level rise affecting Northwest communities. The Camas Prairie Cultural Ecosystems project will develop a community-engaged education, research, and restoration program designed to revitalize the Coast Salish cultural practices that maintain camas prairies as ecosystems and important sources of food. Check back frequently for updates on both projects!

Harbor sinkhole courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

Harbor sinkhole courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

Camas prairie by Sarah Hamman

Camas prairie by Sarah Hamman