Science to Sustain the Pacific Northwest

The Nature Conservancy's Washington Conservation Science Program collaborates with public & private agencies and institutions on ecological monitoring, research, conservation planning, and adaptive management to advance conservation throughout Washington State.

The Puget Sound

In the Puget Sound, we are answering critical conservation questions that will help us address regional scientific issues. Explore our science projects, data, and maps. Learn more

Conservation Planning

We are identifying lands & waters critical to the conservation of biodiversity. Learn more

Climate Change

We are working on new projects that model the impact of climate change on Washington biodiversity. Learn more

The Washington Coast

On the Washington Coast, we are restoring wild salmon by conserving ocean habitat, preserving vast forests and wild rivers, and promoting sustainable fisheries. Learn more

Eastern Washington

In Eastern Washington, our science projects are helping to improve the future for natural and human communities by conserving critical forests, sagelands and waters that will support wildlife and people. Learn more

Collins Projects

Promoting excellence in stewardship by supporting innovative and high-profile conservation activities that deliver on-the-ground results. Learn more

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Erica Simek Sloniker

As a GIS Specialist & Visual Communications lead, Erica provides cartographic and science communications support to The Nature Conservancy’s Washington Chapter. She produces maps and other visual products that tell The… read more

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Featured download

Marshes on the Move, (October 2011)

Marshes On the Move

Marshes on the Move provides modeling guidance for resource managers and planners, describing the parameters and issues involved in using wetland migration models that depict the possible responses of coastal wetlands to sea level rise. This work is a collaborative effort between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Nature Conservancy.


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Wind Map

Eastern Washington Wind Power
Interactive Map

Washington State has experience rapid wind power development in the last decade. Explore where new wind installations could have the least risk to biodiversity in a new interactive web map.