The Woodlands and Giant Trees of Orcas Island A three-hour tree walk at Moran State Park with Carson Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9am-12pm Take a hike 400 years back in time and learn how some of the most amazing and majestic forests in Western Washington were formed. This [...]
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Upcoming Workshops and Other Resources for San Juan County Forest Owners from NNRG With the help of Rain Shadow staff, our friends and partners from the Northwest Natural Resources Group (NNRG) will be offering several webinars and workshops related to forest health and climate resilience for San Juans forests in [...]
While it's no secret that we love trees here at Rain Shadow, several of us are almost equally enthusiastic about mountain biking. Earlier this year, Carson shared his expertise on local forest and fire ecology with writer Amanda Monthei during a ride at Moran State Park. You can find her [...]
Rain Shadow Consulting has opened a new field office on San Juan Island, with Galen Boydston overseeing the San Juan crew as foreman. Boydston, an ISA certified arborist who has been with Rain Shadow for 10 years, grew up on Waldron and recently relocated to Friday Harbor from Orcas. Rain [...]
In this short video produced by filmmaker and videographer Michael Noonan for the San Juan Preservation Trust's "Just a Moment" series, Carson talks about Velvet Top Fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) and its role in enhancing biodiversity and driving succession in our local forests. Check out the other videos in the San [...]
The State of Washington recently released the 2020 Washington Forest Action Plan, which identifies the San Juan Islands as one of 16 priority landscapes in Western Washington "with the greatest opportunities for forest investments," according to the DNR's press release. "These priority landscapes, spanning nearly 2 million acres, are where [...]
In early October, Rain Shadow was one of several local contractors to work with the Friends of the San Juans on a salmon habitat restoration project on Sucia Island. Located on a major migratory pathway for juvenile Chinook salmon, Sucia's Mud Bay hosts a spawning bay and salt marsh that [...]
Introducing Orcas Biomass Serving the San Juan Islands with all manner of wood products—from lumber and custom slab wood to chips to premium firewood and fenceposts—all from recycled, reclaimed, reused, and sustainable sources. Orcas Biomass, established in 2019, is Rain Shadow Consulting's "sister company" and will serve Orcas Island [...]
Rain Shadow Consulting is OPEN as an essential business In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Governor Jay Inslee has issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order requiring all residents to stay home except as needed for essential activities or to work for an essential business. [...]
San Juan County Conservation District Seeking Participants for Forestry Cost-Share Grant Application
Dear San Juans Forest Owners,The San Juan County Conservation District is in the process of applying for a 5-year regional Natural Resources Conservation Services grant that would develop a cost-share program for forestry conservation practices with landowners in San Juan County. The grant provides an opportunity to further ecological forestry [...]