Protecting Salish Sea natural resources through locally led, voluntary, incentive-based conservation on private lands

Public lands conservation alone will never be enough to create lasting change on complex basins, such as the Salish Sea. Today, private individuals and corporations own approximately 60% of land in the United States. Conservation Districts aim to bridge this gap by being locally focused trusted resources for landowners. This is done by providing locally focused, voluntary, incentive-based programing and free financial and technical assistance. These local conservation efforts on each stream and watershed add up to larger benefits for the Salish Sea as a whole.  

About the Speaker

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Alexi Guddal
Education and Outreach Specialist at Whatcom Conservation District

Alexi Guddal grew up near Mount Rainier National Park, but a passion for marine mammals led her to earn a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Western Washington University. She fell in love with Whatcom County and continued to work for the University for several years as a Program Coordinator before completing her Master of Arts in Biology with focuses in conservation and community outreach from Miami University. She then joined Whatcom Conservation District in 2021, to follow her passions in conservation and community collaboration. Alexi lives in Lynden Washington with her husband and three chickens. 

Environmental Speaker Series

The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West room 204 - AW-204. Talks will also be streamed via zoom. Register with the Alumni Association for the zoom link. Paid parking is available in lot C.

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