Sarah Richards

Hear the Cranes Come
A farming experiment is benefiting endangered sandhill cranes and could establish new research for crane conservation in the Northwest.
Spider Whisperer
One of the region’s only arachnologists recently visited Land Trust property and we got the lowdown on spider legend versus spider fact, and how to care for your local spider cluster.
Species Spotlight: Moles
Moles are the bane of tidy lawns owners and golf course keepers, but these unloved critters offer more than meets the eye.
Ahead of the Game
Lacamas Lake project in Camas, WA will protect 100 acres of land and brings a future of trails and recreational opportunities.
Set in Stone
Paleontologists fill in gaps in the Northwest’s fossil record on shorelines conserved by Columbia Land Trust.
Designs for Nature
Creative signs designed by a PNCA student bring outdoor education to an urban forest in SW Portland.
Species Spotlight: Marbled murrelet

The imperiled marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)  is a cup-sized, coastal bird that few people have had the opportunity to observe. Columbia Land Trust has conserved more than 1,600 acres of tidal wetlands and old-growth forests along Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula and Willapa Bay in hopes that the small populations of marbled murrelets remaining will find…

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