Located at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center  
 2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place, WA 98466 | 253-565-9278
Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit; TaxID# 23-7450873  

Because Environment Mattersphoto courtesy of Diane Yorgason-Quinn

Conserving, Restoring, and Stewarding

Natural Resources of Pierce County

Our Conservation Committee is focused on protecting the best remaining habitats important to local birds and wildlife, including: 

  • Restoring Urban Habitats through volunteer efforts via Morse Force and the Adriana Hess Park Committee.
  • Advocating for better environmental protections of Puget Sound and marine and freshwater shorelines.
  • Engaging volunteers in Citizen Science. 

The Conservation Committee is active on specific conservation priorities in 2017, including:

Opposing Methanol Plant at Port of Tacoma - WIN!

Plastic Shopping Bag Restrictions in Tacoma - WIN!

Statewide action to limit carbon emissions

DNR's Lake Kapowsin Aquatic Reserve proposal

Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy member

Protecting Endangered Prairies: No Cross-Base Highway

Mt. Rainier Park Junction proposed development

Pierce County Agriculture Roundtable member

Pierce County Biodiversity Alliance member

Opposing coal trains and increased crude oil transport and exports from Washington's Ports

Shellfish Aquaculture

Carbon River Forum

Wild Olympics Campaign

You are invited to attend our monthly 

Conservation Committee meetings 

Learn more and become involved in any of these issues. We currently meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the University of Puget Sound in Thompson Hall, room 297. Conservation Committee co-chairs are Bruce Hoeft and Kirk Kirkland.

Since our founding in 1969, our members have helped conserve and restore important habitats such as:


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