Please consider joining us,
Our field stations are dispersed camps on the Skykomish River, for learning about ecosystems, restoration, and agroforestry. This winter camp will revolve around transplanting and layering shrubs. The campsite is within a 100-acre tribally-owned river forest, where we are assessing and tending multiple sites, working closely with tribal crews, to restore biodiversity and increase the cultural value of these ecologically important areas. We aim to develop a replicable system by which any person can develop the relationships and skills to develop a bio-cultural stewardship relationship on conservation lands throughout the Salish Sea, as part of a network of stewards.
The current site steward, Paul Cereghino has 35 years of experience in Salish Sea conservation, with a practical background in landscape construction, field ecology and environmental horticulture, and professional work in cartography, regional restoration planning, river ecology, and salmon recovery. Representatives from the Snohomish Conservation District are our hosts. Teaching and learning are student-directed, organic and often embodied. Participation is free in exchange for your labor.
Field stations attract a unique and interesting crowd for learning and networking, and the relaxed pace allows for the exploration of a range of practical and conceptual topics about the stewardship of our bioregion. Inhabiting a restoration site allows for a deeper connection with the place and deeper conversations about the meaning of ecological restoration in this context. We hope you will join us.
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