US Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry Program (2018 - 2020)

Working with a wide range of partners to:   

  • Collaborate on ecological projects for the Green-Duwamish Watershed,

  • Support projects that integrate social equity, environmental justice, and public health concerns of the local communities,

  • Plan, and support an urban forestry pilot project in the GDW, and

  • Report on collaborative method successes and lessons learned for di ssemination to GDW practitioners and other landscapes.


Willamette Partnership and US Forest Service (2017 - 2018)

Expanding partnerships throughout the Pacific Northwest to continue a decade long national effort to map and understand the networks of environmental stewardship organizations.

  • Coordinate with partners in cities across the country to modify and develop organizational engagement and assessment tools.

  • Design research relevant to stewardship practitioners and environmental equity organizations.

US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station (2015 - 2019)

Partnering with the Research Station to conduct needed research activities with the Green Cities Research Alliance, including:

  • Work with stakeholders and decision makers in the Green-Duwamish Watershed to develop research needs, and design priority studies.

  • Grant development and research design for new research programs.

  • Support the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting on numerous urban natural resource research efforts.

  • Development and production of Research Accomplishment reports.

King County Parks, Natural Resource Lands Program (2016 - 2017)

Street Sounds Ecology is working with King County Parks to improve how they talk about forest stewardship and active forest management on County forest lands. This review includes work:

  • Compiling and characterizing existing forestry messages produced by the County, and the goals and objectives used.

  • Identifying best practices in forest stewardship communication content and messaging, as well as techniques, methods, and media.

  • Developing recommended communication strategy combining targeting improvements in forest stewardship messaging.

TKF Foundation, Nature Sacred (2015 - 2017)

We are consulting with the TKF Foundation to develop Nature Sacred principles for green and open space across urban areas by:

  • Recommending integrating sacred spaces and healing garden site design with broader urban land use.

  • Developing conceptual mechanisms for the application of contemplative and restorative gardens across the urban landscape.

  • Developing design and policy recommendations for sacred spaces.


National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) (2015)

Street Sounds Ecology is partnering with the University of Washington supporting the University of Virginia Institute for Environmental Negotiation to help NUCFAC plan the next 10 years of urban forestry research:

  • Engagement of national urban forestry research experts representing the full range of science and practice in the field.

  • Collection of feedback from experts on a framework of objectives, testing the model developed from best practices and literature.

  • Summarization and synthesis of input, and recommendations for framework of objectives for the 10 year research plan.

Forterra (2014 - 2015)

Street Sounds Ecology is working with Forterra to aid understanding and best practices in the urban forestry field through:

  • Reporting and stakeholder engagement associated with a range of research completed on King County parklands.

  • Technical analysis and reporting on numerous biophysical and social science studies related to programming in Puget Sound urban forests.

  • The development and testing of a cost of urban forest restoration model.

  • Reporting and summarizing the opportunities and limitations of existing data predicting costs associated with forest restoration characteristics.

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US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station (2014 - 2015)

Working with the Research Station we provide a range of expertise to aid the Green Cities Research Alliance. Activities include:

  • Convening and facilitation of professional and research scientists with resource managers and urban decision makers.

  • Advising on operating structure and process for research collaboration.

  • Support the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting on numerous urban natural resource research efforts.

  • Development of a materials and templates for science delivery to the public and natural resource managers.

  • Development and production of Research Accomplishment reports.

Teaching and Invited Talks

Through invited presentations, guest lectures, or guided class sessions we offer a range of direct educational sessions both in and out of the classroom:

  • Urban focused environmental curriculum development.

  • Course instruction and teaching.

  • Invited presentations, papers, and talks.

Clients include:


See our Products page to view a selection of work completed for these clients.