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  • New Ethnoforestry Publication: a paper recently published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management by ONRC Researchers
  • The Learning Forest; the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Olympic Experiment State’s newsletter. Click the link above for the latest issue of the newsletter.
  • Red Alder Publication:  a recent paper published in the journal Remote Sensing by ONRC Researchers
  • PNW HAB Bulletin; The Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) Partnership’s beach and offshore data that provides early warnings of HABs to coastal shellfish managers. Click the link above to see the latest Pacific Northwest HAB Bulletin publication. 
  • Quileute Tribe Water Monitoring Program, read more about this local program with the link.

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The canoe above is named Viola and was gifted to the ONRC in 2017.

Read about her journey back to the region she was carved at:​

Welcome from the ONRC Director

Thank you for visiting our website. The Olympic Natural Resources Center—in Forks, WA—is administered by the University of Washington’s College of Environment, and the School of Environment and Forest Science. The center was established in 1991 by the Washington Legislature to pursue the goal of better integrating ecology and economics in the management of both forest and marine resources. Our current focus is to help sustain our treasured resources by serving as catalyst to simultaneously improve the wellbeing of communities and environment. We pursue this goal through research, education, and outreach, and by applying an approach that we call learning-based collaboration. This approach has helped us serve Washington by bridging across the different perspectives of researchers and managers and among various stakeholder and tribal communities. We invite you to join with us.

Bernard Bormann

ONRC Director