Annotated Bibliography: Amphibians and Trails and Road Surfaces
Many people are not familiar with amphibians and the impact of trails and roads, especially in parks, on their behaviors. KEC has compiled this list of references for you to explore. Thanks to Dr. Tom Doty for these references.
Washington Forests for “All the People”: A Call to Action
On July 21, 2022, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Conservation Northwest v. Commissioner of Public Lands, the “All the People” case. While the Court confirmed the trust mandate under which the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) operates, the Court found that the State has great latitude in how it is […]
How will we value the amphibians?
How will we value the amphibians? As printed April 27, 2022 in the Kitsap Sun At a time of increasing awareness of an environment in precipitous decline, STO proponents are, in effect, advocating for further habitat damage to the wetlands at North Kitsap Heritage Park (NKHP). While there are shared levels of environmental damage over […]
URGENT ACTION NEEDED PG Heritage Forest Park Master Plan – Comment period
The following is from our March 17th,2022 KEC Newsletter Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Draft Master Plan While we appreciate the opportunity and responsibility we have with the PG Forest Heritage Park as well as the hard work of many professionals and volunteers, the draft Master Plan has serious flaws related to environmental impact and […]
KITSAP GREAT GIVE & Saving Kitsap’s Natural Treasures by Nancy Sefton and KEC members
Did you ever find yourself “tsk-tsking” as you drove by those ugly forest clear cuts, a Kitsap County eyesore? Several local woodlands have falling to the chain saws; with them goes the wildlife that once thrived there. Does anyone care? Thankfully, yes! In mid 2018, a new group was formed: the Kitsap Environmental Coalition. Its […]