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The Pacific Northwest region is growing rapidly, and our economy is booming. That growth, however, is also diminishing available agricultural land, straining natural resources, threatening salmon habitat and enabling risky development for the sake of expediency. Natural habitat, including high-risk and critical areas, is being lost to development without weighing the true costs to the ecosystem, society and climate change resilience.
We need innovative, watershed-scale land-use patterns and programs that protect vital natural habitats and restore degraded lands. These include financial strategies that take into account the monetary benefits of ecosystem services and the reduced risk that comes from protecting areas prone to natural disasters. By harnessing the restorative ability of natural systems, our land use patterns can help promote clean and resilient water outcomes for Puget Sound.
Solutions in This Sector
Eelgrass Restoration & Protection
Floodable Parks & Outdoor Flex Space
Forest Road Decommissioning
Industrial Area Source Control
Mine Tailing Dewatering & Reuse
Riparian Tree Planting & Stewardship
Septic System Repair & Maintenance
Smart Stormwater Pond & Cistern Management
Stream Restoration w/Engineered Hyporheic Zone
Sustainable Density & Urban Boundary Management
Vulnerability Analysis for Public Works
Wildfire-Resilient Forest Management
Together, we will find ways to solve chronic challenges, decrease the cost of project delivery, and incentivize mainstream adoption. There is massive untapped potential to design new tools for problems that natural resource managers face daily.
We invite you to join us in identifying solutions and promising new technologies.