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November 18, 2019

Google Analytics Comes to ProjectFirma

With this newly released functionality, ProjectFirma admins can now leverage Google Analytics to see usage data for their individual ProjectFirma instance. This data will help them learn how people are finding their ProjectFirma site, what projects/pages are most and least popular, and how much exposure/visits their site is getting. More

November 14, 2019

Raking the Crown Jewel of Portland

Last Friday afternoon the Sitka team headed out for a volunteer event with the Forest Park Conservancy to help this organization maintain the largest forested park in the United States. The Conservancy’s mission is focused on protecting Forest Park’s ecological health while encouraging responsible recreation and safe access. We discovered that an important part of maintaining the 80 plus miles of Forest Parks’ trails during Portland’s wet winters is to keep them free of the debris and leaves which accelerate erosion. More

July 9, 2019

Puget Sound Partnership Makes a Splash

The Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) and their partners recently announced the launch of Puget Sound Info, an online platform for sharing information and stories about Puget Sound recovery priorities, activities, investments, near-term results, and progress toward recovery goals for the region. This is the completion of the first phase of a multi-phased roll out Sitka has been working on with PSP. More

May 6, 2019

Puget Sound Partnership Invites Partners to Collaborate on Upcoming Puget Sound Info Platform

On April 23rd, Matt and I drove up to Olympia to help the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) conduct a partner training for the two key areas of their new Puget Sound Info platform. PSP works with over 750 partners – including government agencies, tribes, scientists, businesses, and non-profits – that contribute to the Puget Sound recovery effort. This training was an opportunity to share the new application with users and give partners the tools they need to update their data in the system prior to the public launch later this summer. More

April 24, 2019

Former Washington State Governor Gary Locke Helps Us Face the Future by Spending His Keynote Looking Back

While this year’s Salmon Recovery Conference’s theme was Facing the Future Together, the conference spent significant time reflecting on both past successes and trials experienced since the state passage of the Salmon Recovery Act in 1999. Former Washington State Governor Gary Locke (1997-2005) kicked off this spirit of reflection with his keynote, “Salmon Recovery: Twenty Years in the Making.” More

April 16, 2019

Sitka and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Launch Online, Map-based Mooring Permitting and Registration System

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) selected Sitka to develop a new mooring permitting and registration system that allows lakefront property owners, homeowners’ associations, and marinas to register and permit their existing buoys, boatlifts, and boat slips. By tracking and managing moorings, TRPA can make sure that regulations are being followed to preserve the natural beauty for which Lake Tahoe is so famous. Permitting and registration fees go to enforcement and shoreline restoration projects. More

January 10, 2019

The Future's So Bright

Today we had the privilege to host four students (and one engineering teacher) from Liberty High School's MESA program. They spent four hours learning about Sitka, our technology, and our people. They asked insightful questions, they shared details about their future career aspirations (ranging from mechanical engineer to plastic surgeon), and they shared what they've been learning in school. More

September 5, 2018

Access the Key Findings from Our Second Conservation Manager Roundtable

This past July, we hosted our second Conservation Manager Roundtable in our Portland office. Our table was rounded by 18 representatives from 10 different natural areas organizations from across the west (California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington). While we had a few returnees in attendance, the majority of the participants were new faces for the event but certainly not new to conservation. More