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 2018, 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
- Mount 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
Conservation Committee meetings
You are invited to attend our monthly meetings.
Learn more and become involved in any of these issues. We currently meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 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:
- Fairfax Forest
- Bresemann Forest at Sprinker Recreation Center
- China Lake Nature Area
- Commencement Bay
- West Hylebos Wetlands
- Tacoma Nature Center / Snake Lake
- Nisqually Delta
- Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
- Morse Wildlife Preserve
- Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
- Protection Island
- Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge
- Fort Steilacoom
- Chambers Creek Park
- Swan Creek Park
- Sequalitchew Creek Trail