Student participants
Student participants and their advisors who helped craft the Black Diamond Natural Area stewardship plan.

The College of the Environment is full of opportunities for students to try their hand at solving real world problems that come with managing natural resources. This past spring, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences students partnered with King County to develop a forest stewardship plan for the newly acquired Black Diamond Natural Area. Taking into account the property’s multiple uses, students addressed the social, economic, and environmental issues that will serve the county’s needs for the long term. Their plan was well received by county officials, and another project is already in the works.

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