We are driven by our understanding of the intrinsic value of all creatures in our ecosystem. We are united in our value of biodiversity and believe that our human community is enriched by and defined by our relationship to the wilderness in our midst.
Restoration and stewardship of conserved properties are critical components of our portfolio. The condition of many undeveloped urban properties ranges from poorly managed to significantly compromised. With the help of restoration ecologists and other local scientists, as well as local colleges and universities, we re-wild conserved areas by re-establishing important communities of species. This approach transforms blighted areas into urban wilderness for future generations and supports locally important species. We have many opportunities for volunteers to work in the West Bay Woods, and learn what makes a healthy, water-wise urban ecosystem.Imagine
To achieve a vibrant and sustainable city that inspires all inhabitants, OlyEcosystems is re-thinking the Olympia of today and conceptualizing a vibrant tomorrow in the context of a changing climate. We work with neighbors, volunteers, and foundations to build residential and community-scale rain gardens and city-scale natural wetlands. To address sea-level rise, our engagement with agencies, foundations, and urban planners is re-establishing shoreline ecosystems to build climate change resiliency into the urban environment.