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Wildlife-Checklist-BioBlitz-Cover NORTHWEST WILDLIFE CHECKLIST
Discover all the amazing creatures around you.
Become a citizen scientist today by recording when and where you see these different species throughout your community.
 Cover of Economic Impact Study Phase II ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
The annual economic value of the multitude of community benefits our parks provide. 
View Phase II Economic Impact Study
View Phase II Executive Summary
View Phase I Economic Impact Study 
View Phase I Summary
 Nature Center Trail STEWARDSHIP
Metro Parks strives to be an ethical and responsible steward of Tacoma's financial, physical, natural, environmental, historical and cultural park resources. Through sound management and best practices, Metro Parks will create a legacy for future generations.
Stewardship & Sustainability Policy (Nov. 2006)
Stewardship & Sustainability: Audit & Recommendations (Oct. 2008)
 Young Girl With Shovel in Woods During CHIP-in! Event VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
• Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
• Parks & Horticultural Services
• Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
• Tacoma Nature Center 
 Sifting through findings from forest floor at Bio Blitz 2011 event. BIO BLITZ
A Bio Blitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi and other organisms as possible.
 Looking under rocks during Titlow Beach Walk event. CONSERVATION & NATURE EDUCATION
Nature Education, Outdoor Recreation & Eco Tourism Plan
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Tacoma Nature Center
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
  & Wright Park Arboretum
Point Defiance Marina