Mentor program bridges Indigenous knowledge, Western science to build tribal capacity, protect ecosystems

Graduates can connect with Native knowledge holders and western science mentors to support Tribes and understand keystone ecosystems.

Salmon stream

Field tour looks at hard-working grasses for the future, June 8

See experimental grasses and meet the scientists testing how they stand up to heavy wear, pollution, and extreme conditions.

Michael Neff- grass field day

Townsend, 4-institution team earns top score at Extension summit

Patricia Townsend, a WSU Extension specialist in renewable energy and green infrastructure, was honored this spring as part of a team of extension agents creating opportunities for sustainability and change. Townsend took part in the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative Summit this spring, as part of the National Sustainability Summit team, representing Washington State University, the University […]

Group photo of team members with poster.

Winter Stream Stewards course helps Kitsap residents protect their waters

Residents of Kitsap County can learn how to protect and preserve their streams and waterways at an upcoming Stream Stewards training course from Washington State University Extension experts. Offered annually, the fast-paced, science-based course teaches participants about stream ecology, fish and wildlife, and human interaction with their watersheds. Kitsap County’s Stream Stewards course begins 9 […]

A man using a new in a Pacific Northwest steam

Smart phones, high-tech tools help farmers put every drop to work

By dryland standards, potato growers in Washington’s rainy Skagit County don’t irrigate much—only about five inches a year. But thanks to conservation efforts, “those five inches mean a lot here,” said Don McMoran, director of Washington State University Skagit County Extension.