Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Alison Pugh
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2013
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Edmonds Community College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Murphy
Chair and Faculty
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wildlife Corridors

The Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, hosted at Edmonds CC for students from both Edmonds and Everett CC, has partnered with local tribes, government agencies and non-profit organizations to combine traditional ecological knowledge and scientific methodology to monitor wildlife corridors. Students learn to recognize wildlife track and sign by studying Coast Salish oral traditions alongside regional ecology, working with tribal elders, developing their observation skills and setting up motion-sensitive cameras along key wildlife corridors in their local communities. They collect, organize and analyze the data from tracking surveys and cameras and then share it with Washington Department of Transportation, Snohomish County Public Works, the Cities of Marysville and Mukilteo, the Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians, Conservation Northwest, I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition and Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

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