Kittitas County Community Events Calendar

Nature at Home, Checkerboard Partnership

Zoom

Join Nicky Pasi, Upper Yakima Basin Community Coordinator with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Melissa Speeg, Outreach Coordinator with the Kittitas Conservation Trust, and Brian Straniti, Central Cascades Community Coordinator with The Nature Conservancy for a discussion on the Checkerboard Partnership and their mission to create a community forest in Kittitas County. Zoom registration […]

Free

Nature at Home, Winter Wildlife Tracks

Zoom

Join Deb Essman for this kid-friendly event to learn some of the basics of wildlife tracking in the Pacific Northwest! Learn how to identify what species of animal the track belongs to, how fast (or slow) they were moving, and how long ago they might have made the tracks. Gain some tracking skills to try […]

Free

Nature at Home, Avalanche Awareness and Safety

Zoom

Join Marty Lentsch with Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) and learn about where and why avalanches occur, who gets caught and why, and a basic approach to staying safe in the backcountry. You can expect to leave this virtual event with the skills to recognize and understand fatal avalanche accidents, how to access the local weather […]

Free

Nature at Home, Forest Health and Fire Resiliency Best Practices

Zoom

Join consulting forester Phil Hess for an introduction to forest health designed for Kittitas County property owners. If you are a forest owner, you are a forest manager, and it is important to ensure your land is properly cared after. Be sure to tune in to learn what to look out for and what you […]

Free

Nature at Home, Birds of Prey

Zoom

Join Deb Essman for this kid-friendly event to learn everything you want to know about eagles, hawks, and falcons. Learn how to identify raptors you are likely to see in the Pacific Northwest as well as what about them makes them a bird of prey. Don't miss out on gaining these birding skills you are […]

Nature at Home, Owls

Zoom

Interested in learning more about owls you may find in the Pacific Northwest? Join Deb Essman for this kid-friendly event and learn about the every day lives of owls and how to identify different species you might encounter adventuring in Washington. You won't want to miss this engaging and educational online event! Cover photo by […]

Free

Nature at Home, Conservation and Restoration in the Teanaway Community Forest

Zoom

Join an impressive speaker line up to learn about restoration and conservation projects happening in the Teanaway Community Forest. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about innovative work in Washington's first community forest from the perspectives of:   Travis Serdar, Department of Natural Resources Forester Becca Wassell, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group's Yakima […]

Free

Nature at Home, Conservation and Restoration in the Teanaway Community Forest

Zoom

Join an impressive speaker line up to learn about restoration and conservation projects happening in the Teanaway Community Forest. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about innovative work in Washington's first community forest from the perspectives of:   Travis Serdar, Department of Natural Resources Forester Becca Wassell, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group's Yakima […]

Free

Nature at Home, Eastern WA Resilient Forests & Communities Program

Zoom

Working with a diverse and extensive network of partners, TNC is accelerating forest and watershed restoration, building resilience in the face of a warming climate and more deeply connecting people to the land and water that sustain our communities. Join The Conservancy's own forest partnerships manager, Darcy Batura, to learn about the state of forest […]

Free

Nature at Home, Building Edible Landscapes

Zoom

Come tune in and learn about building edible landscapes with Kate Doughty, Farm and Sustainability Manager in auxiliary enterprises at Central Washington University. You can expect to leave this presentation with a deeper understanding of how the CWU farm functions and knowledge of how to implement perennial planting practices at home.

Free

Invasive Species Management Volunteer

Zoom

Calling recreationalists of the Central Cascades Forest! We need YOUR help. Volunteer to identify the location of invasive plants on trails. Interested in participating? Email tonya.morrey@tnc.org to sign up! A little bit more about the project… Volunteers can participate on their own whenever is best for their schedule (contactless). We will be using the iNaturalist […]

Free

Weed Mapping Volunteer hike

Cle Elum Ridge

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy in the Central Cascades? Become a weed mapping volunteer! Join us for a guided hike to look for noxious weeds on the Cle Elum Ridge from 8-10 am on Monday, August 2nd. Spots are limited, so please email tonya.morrey@tnc.org as soon as possible if interested. Cover photo by […]

Free

Lunch & Learn: Central Cascades AmeriCorps

Zoom

What does an AmeriCorps serving The Nature Conservancy do during their service term? Join Tonya Morrey, volunteer outreach and recreation stewardship coordinator, and learn about her time serving TNC in Cle Elum, Washington. Learn about Tonya’s background and what she has been up to over the last 10 months in the Central Cascades Forest.

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