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May 8, 2013
External article, Seattle Times
Weed warriors vanquishing Scotch broom on local prairie
Capable of throwing its seed as far as 20 feet with a single pop, Scotch broom is a tough invader

Mar. 21, 2013
Executive Constantine reaches agreement to conserve largest piece of unprotected forestland remaining in King County
Conservation easement near Enumclaw would protect an area about twice the size of city of Bellevue

Nov. 27, 2012
External article, Crosscut
State unveils ideas on tackling ocean acidification

Nov. 26, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
California farmers want orcas taken off endangered-species list

Oct. 15, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Birding in Seattle and King County: a new book from Eugene Hunn

Aug. 28, 2012
External report, KPLU
Why King County held a party for a property tax audio

Jun.23, 2012
External column, Seattle Times
Acidic step: outsourcing our oysters

Jun. 7, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Biodiversity helps sustain human life, scientists say

Jun. 7, 2012
External article, Seattle P-I
Scientists warn environment nears 'tipping point'

Apr. 24, 2012
Open house to detail planned wildlife crossing on Northeast Novelty Hill Road
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Redmond Ridge Community Center

Apr. 23, 2012
External article, RedmondPatch
King County to Construct Wildlife Overpass Across Novelty Hill Road

Apr. 11, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Acidity in ocean killed NW oysters, new study says

Apr. 5, 2012
External article, Crosscut
Rallying to save the souring seas and the Northwest's cherished oyster harvest

Mar. 20, 2012
King County targets 3 new invasive plants

Dec. 29, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
West Seattle's Camp Long is a forest in the city

Dec. 15, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Bothell's "last great forest" protected
Habitat of fox, beaver, deer and salmon, Pileated Woodpeckers and Band-tailed Pigeons

Dec. 7, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Listers turn bird-watching into an extreme sport

King County Climate Motion
Actions to reduce climate emissions from county operations, save energy and money, and promote joint efforts with cities to reduce community-scale green house gas emissions.

Oct. 22, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Why fish virus spooks scientists

Sept. 20, 2011
External article, Sammamish Review
Skyline students study duck boxes at Hazel Wolf wetlands

April 19, 2011
External report, KING 5 News video
Kokanee salmon released in creeks near Lake Samammish

Mar. 30, 2011
King County honoring its Earth Heroes

Mar. 20, 2012
King County targets 3 new invasive plants

Dec. 29, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
West Seattle's Camp Long is a forest in the city

Dec. 15, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Bothell's "last great forest" protected
Habitat of fox, beaver, deer and salmon, Pileated Woodpeckers and Band-tailed Pigeons

Dec. 7, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Listers turn bird-watching into an extreme sport

King County Climate Motion
Actions to reduce climate emissions from county operations, save energy and money, and promote joint efforts with cities to reduce community-scale green house gas emissions.

Oct. 22, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Why fish virus spooks scientists

Sept. 20, 2011
External article, Sammamish Review
Skyline students study duck boxes at Hazel Wolf wetlands

April 19, 2011
External report, KING 5 News video
Kokanee salmon released in creeks near Lake Samammish

Mar. 30, 2011
King County honoring its Earth Heroes

Lower Bear Creek Natural Area Habitat Enhancement Project
Determination of Non-Significance under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Nov. 30, 2010
Executive signs updated shoreline protections for rivers, lakes and Puget Sound
First major update to the Shoreline Master Program since the late 1970s provides essential support for survival of salmon and orca

Sept. 15, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Mediocre huckleberry crop pushes bears near humans

Aug. 1, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Acidification threatens wide swath of sea life

July 6, 2010
King County gets $3.6 million in grants to improve water quality, protect habitat

May 10, 2010
External article, Sightline Daily
Green Roofs: Beneficial or Boondoggle?

April 27, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
3 species of Puget Sound rockfish listed for protection

April 26, 2010
Raccoon distemper suspected in King County
Residents are urged to exercise caution and take precautions to protect pets

Jan. 20, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Pacific's rising acid levels threatening marine life

Jan. 13, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Disease dooming native bumblebees

Jan. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Proposed rules would restrict boating in orca feeding areas

Oct. 16, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
New baby orca spotted in Puget Sound

Oct. 5, 2009
King County provides grants to protect, improve habitat and environmental equity

Jul. 13, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Wash. prisoners plant seeds for conservation

Jul. 3, 2009
External article, Sammamish Reporter
County moves to secure long term future of important land

Jun. 24, 2009
Committee recommends Open Space Preservation Amendment to full King County Council
Council to consider Charter amendment protecting rural acreage

May 10, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Abalone are treasured -- nearly to extinction

May 5, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Wash. sea otters face potential disease threats

Feb. 10, 2009
King County cities on track for open space, quality of life enhancements

Jan. 21, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Sprawl flattens frogs, other amphibians struggling to survive

Dec. 8, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Suburbs lure birds of a different feather

Nov. 4, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Economic collapse puts salmon revival in jeopardy

Sept. 23, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
State hopes frogs raised in captivity will help lead comeback in wild

July 30, 2008
External article, Bellevue Reporter
Audubon Birdloop to open at Marymoor

July 14, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Precautionary steps can keep bears out of neighborhoods

May 6, 2008
Lake Sammamish salmon recovery to get boost
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans investigation of kokanee stock’s crash

May 2, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Fungus threatens state's frogs, salamanders

May 2, 2008
External column, Seattle Times
Connect the dots to save orcas, salmon

April 11, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
'Major disaster' for bees may jeopardize Washington state's crops

March 20, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Native tree frogs get a jump on spring