I live within sight of the Willapa Hills. This mountain range, a contemporary of the Oregon Coast Range, stretches from… Read more How Clearcuts Cause Soil Erosion
Category: Climate Change
Climate Change Fuels Northwest Tree Die-back
I’ve been living in the Pacific Northwest since 2006. I moved here in part because of the overall milder weather… Read more Climate Change Fuels Northwest Tree Die-back
Atmospheric Rivers and Drought: It’s More Complicated Than You Think
In recent weeks, the West Coast has been hit with multiple atmospheric rivers and bomb cyclones, causing massive storms, torrential… Read more Atmospheric Rivers and Drought: It’s More Complicated Than You Think
As the World Falls Apart: Why Is Extinction Such a Big Deal?
You’ve probably seen headlines about how we are currently in the sixth mass extinction that the Earth has seen (though… Read more As the World Falls Apart: Why Is Extinction Such a Big Deal?
Why Forests Need Salmon
One of my favorite fall activities is to check local streams for salmon runs. Here in the Pacific Northwest, and… Read more Why Forests Need Salmon
Environmental Generational Amnesia: When We Forget Nature’s Past
One of the most traumatic and formative experiences of my life occurred when I was thirteen years old. The woods… Read more Environmental Generational Amnesia: When We Forget Nature’s Past
Fight Climate Change–By Removing Invasive Species!
Okay, I know I talk about invasive species a LOT here. A couple of weeks ago I posted about how… Read more Fight Climate Change–By Removing Invasive Species!
How Fireworks Harm Nature
It’s that time of year again, when millions of Americans celebrate our country’s independence by buying tons of fireworks to… Read more How Fireworks Harm Nature
Invasive Species and Climate Change
I’ve spent years battling invasive species, particularly plants, with the goal of habitat restoration. It’s an imperfect process, of course.… Read more Invasive Species and Climate Change
Weird Weather, Or How We Broke the Jet Stream
It’s been an unusual spring here on the southwest Washington coast. While I’m gratified to see that we’ve gotten more… Read more Weird Weather, Or How We Broke the Jet Stream