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Pierce County Biodiversity Network
Point Defiance Park Bioblitz

Implementation Through the
Pierce County Biodiversity Alliance (PCBA)

See the Results

PCBA logoPCBA’s multi-pronged implementation strategy helps guide county planners in directing more intense development away from the identified bio-rich lands and can also guide private and public land conservation purchases or easements.

There are 16 Biodiversity Management Areas within the Network that are connected via corridors. The Pierce County shoreline is considered a corridor. PCBA's first effort to include the nearshore and tidal waters will be at the Point Defiance Park Bioblitz.

Pt. Defiance Park and shoreline are divided into 9 zones that will inventoried. Science Central, where everyone meets (at eats) will be located inside Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium's Education Center. Join us to see if the species that were predicted to occur are there. Help us find non-native species or take a late night owl and bat walk. To learn more and sign up:

Biodiversity Network

Take NatureTracker training class if you want to volunteer to enter your teams' data using PDA's. This is a great opportunity to go out with a team without having any field expertise.

  • Tacoma Nature Center, May 18th, 6-8pm - contact Michele Cardinaux 253-591-6439.
  • NW Trek, May 14th, 10-12 - contact Jessica Moore 360-832-7160.
Learn more about MetroParks and the bioblitz

For more information contact:

Craig Standridge