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Washington State
yellow-orange flowers

Explore the complete checklist of the vascular plants of Washington state.

Map view of San Juan Islands

A tool for mapping the distributions of vascular plant species in the San Juan Islands.

Comparative photo of Seattle’s changing landscape

Seattle is one of the most dramatically re-engineered cities in the United States.

In the early 1990s, a group of elementary school students in Washington noticed an important piece of their state's history was missing.

Logan was fitted with a radio collar so the team can track his movement and learn more about his range

Wolverines are one of the rarest and most elusive mammals in North America. Hunted near extinction they’re finally starting to return.

Mountain view from the San Juan Islands.

The people who come on these tours of San Juan Island are curious about one thing: stories of people and place. 

Preparation is a time consuming process.

A labor of love! Burke paleontologists take steps to preserve the South Lake Union mammoth tusk.

Sucia Figure

Works of art in the form of carved bone, stone, horn and basketry have been found and dated back to 5,000 years ago.

Acuclavella leonardi specimen

The strangest-looking arachnids found in Washington state according to Rod Crawford.

An interactive mapping tool that displays ranges of weeds and invasive plants in Washington state.

Bruce Crowley with the tusk found in Seattle.

Washington state is home to a wide variety of fossils. Best of all, there age has several fossil sites that are open to the public!

While there have been enormous changes in Coast Salish Native diet and culture over the centuries, a core value of food has survived.

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