Julie Morse

Julie Morse is an ecologist with The Nature Conservancy in Washington, where she works with local communities to translate data into local decisions. From integrated floodplain management, climate adaptation, to working lands conservation, Julie’s work is focused on building multiple benefits solutions with communities in Puget Sound. Prior to joining the Conservancy in 2008, she spent a decade working on migratory bird conservation in Alaska. Julie is passionate about communicating science effectively so that communities can make smart and sustainable decisions.


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Checkerboard: Putting Western Forest Pieces Back Together

The Conservancy’s recent acquisition of 165,000 acres of private “checkerboard” forests in Washington and Montana has been heralded for improving recreational access. But it also has profound implications for improving forest management and wildlife connectivity.

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The Limits of Science Communications: Why Do People Live in Floodplains?

Science can play a role in informing one’s beliefs. But can it convince someone not to live in a floodplain? Our blogger tracks down the owner of this home destroyed by a flood and asks: Is it worth it?

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Diverse Conservation

Call for Inclusive Conservation
Join Heather Tallis in a call to increase the diversity of voices and values in the conservation debate.

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Innovative Science

Infrared Sage Grouse Count
The challenge: find a chicken-sized bird in a million-acre expanse of rugged canyons & bad roads. Infrared video to the rescue.

Wildlife Videos In Infrared
Infrared enables us to see minor variations in temperature. See how this technology is revolutionizing conservation science.

Nature As Normal
TNC Lead Scientist Heather Tallis is researching how to make people see nature as critical to life through three lenses: education, water and poverty.

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