Restoring Native Stewardship in Urban Ecology
This project is about reconciliation with traditional ecological perspectives in what is now Seattle, connecting genealogical heritage of lands currently occupied by greater University of Washington areas with living Coast Salish family histories. Activities include surveying, assessments, interviewing, site visits, and mapping. Heritage knowledge, relationships, health indicators and forest access, uses, and ecology stewardship will strengthen collaborative, sustainable action around urban forestry.
Jessica has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation and Negotiation. She is an experienced program manager responsible for tracking millions of dollars in grant funding with a successful track record of liaising with local governments, nonprofits, and watershed groups on natural resource conservation issues.