Mazama Pocket Gopher

Mazama pocket gophers are an important component in South Sound prairies. While still found in Thurston and Pierce Counties, they are globally rare and considered threatened with extinction by the State of Washington.
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Lands Management
South Sound Prairies Program
120 Union Ave SE #215
Olympia, WA 98501
Main line: 360-464-1024
ctejeda@cnlm.org 

Patrick Dunn
South Puget Sound 
Program Director

360-956-9713
pdunn@cnlm.org

Sanders Freed
Thurston County Program Manager

360-451-6696
sfreed@cnlm.org

Sarah Hamman
Prairie Conservation Science
Program Manager

360-283-5495
shamman@cnlm.org

Mason McKinley
Joint Base Lewis-McChord 
Program Manager

360-283-5493
mmckinley@cnlm.org

Sierra Smith
Conservation Nursery Program Manager

360-480-6105
ssmith@cnlm.org

Elspeth Hilton Kim
Cooperative Conservation Program Manager

360-464-2524
ekim@cnlm.org

Joy Hochstein
Grants Administrator

619-313-4640
jhochstein@cnlm.org

Technical Information

Cascadia Prairie Oak Partnership brings together professional conservationists and restorationists from throughout the Northwest. If you would like to reference scientific papers about prairies or network with the professional conservation community please contact Elspeth Hilton Kim.

Monday
Oct172016

CNLM's South Sound Program Quarterly Highlights 

 The South Sound Program has been working on prairie conservation for almost two decades. We work with a wide-range of public agencies and private landowners assisting with protection and restoration of prairies.

 July to September 2016

Larks found on new deposition sites on Columbia River

CNLM partnership helps recover checkerspots in the Olympic National Forest

Using coconut mats to support Oregon spotted frogs

Building partnerships to protect working prairie lands

Studying the private lives of checkerspot larvae

Wednesday
Jul132016

CNLM's South Sound Program Quarterly Highlights 

Thursday
Jun162016

The MAPS Program at Glacial Heritage Preserve 

Background

For the past two weeks a group of students, AmeriCorps members, and CNLM employees have been showing up at Glacial Heritage Preserve at sunrise. As soon as the first light of day appears, so do the siluettes of bird enthusiasts carrying, nets, bird guides and yes…plenty of coffee mugs. You might be wondering what on earth is motivating these people to wake up so early. Well, the group has been training for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. MAPS is a bird banding program that aims to assist in understanding the ecology and conservation issues facing North American breeding birds.

Dawn at Glacial Heritage Preserve. Credit: Carola Tejeda

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