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Thumbnail October 12, Twin Creeks will purchase , acres located in the Southern U. Through the addition of these timber assets, Twin Creeks will increase its Southern portfolio to , acres and add the Pacific Northwest to its portfolio. The timberland transactions are expected to close by year end. We are delighted to invest in and manage for Twin Creeks as their approach is aligned with our own. We are well prepared to grow and expand our portfolio of timber assets well into the future. The Firm specializes in developing highly structured, unique investment solutions for a global client base which includes public and corporate retirement plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments and family offices that seek to access these asset classes. Twin Creeks was established in as a partnership with Plum Creek Timber which subsequently merged with Weyerhaeuser.

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Totem poles and houses at ‘Ksan , near Hazelton, British Columbia. Totem poles serve as important illustrations of family lineage and the cultural heritage of the Native peoples in the islands and coastal areas of North America’s Pacific Northwest, especially British Columbia, Canada, and coastal areas of Washington and southeastern Alaska in the United States. Because of the region’s climate and the nature of the materials used to make the poles, few examples carved before remain.

Totem poles are the largest, but not the only, objects that coastal Pacific Northwest natives use to depict spiritual reverence, family legends, sacred beings and culturally important animals, people, or historical events.

It is the second largest city in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest region, the largest city in the Inland Northwest (a.k.a. “The Inland Empire”, pre-dating by nearly a century the use of the same title by a region in Southern California), and it is the largest city in Eastern Washington.

How many kinds of bats are there? How big do bats get? What is the smallest bat? What do bats eat? Do we have vampire bats? How many kinds of bats do we have in the Pacific Northwest? Do bats get tangled in your hair? Are bats really blind? Will bats suck your blood? How and why do bats roost upside down? How do bats catch insects in the dark? What threats do bats have?

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Chefs and restaurants from the entire area participate. This event includes over 30 booths, offers goodies ranging from barbecue spareribs and ethnic dishes to heavenly desserts and Washington State wines and beers, plus live music and local artists. This is possibly the ultimate family picnic. Today, twenty years after its inauguration, the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in British Columbia, winner of numerous awards for Best Festival and praised as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world.

Over shows including free concerts take place during the 10 days of the Festival.

In what is being described as ‘The Teddy Roosevelt effect,’ a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may have arrived from Brazil via the Panama Canal, according to a new study. Cryptococcus.

Tradition[ edit ] At the time of a Cascadia earthquake , there were no written records. Orally transmitted legends from the Olympic Peninsula area tell of an epic battle between a thunderbird and a whale. In , seismologist Ruth Ludwin set out to collect and analyze anecdotes from various First Nations groups. Reports from the Huu-ay-aht , [2] Makah , [2] Hoh , [3] Quileute , [4] [3] Yurok , [4] and Duwamish [4] peoples referred to earthquakes and saltwater floods.

This collection of data allowed the researchers to come up with an estimated date range for the event; the midpoint was in the year Under a top layer of sand, he uncovered a distinct plant— arrowgrass —that had grown in a layer of marsh soil. This finding was evidence that the ground had suddenly sunk under sea level, causing saltwater to kill the vegetation. The event had happened so quickly that the top layer of sand sealed away the air, thus preserving centuries-old plants.

David Yamaguchi, who was then studying the eruptions of Mount St. However, upon having examined those of the western red cedar and comparing them to the living specimens meters away from the banks, they were able to approximate their year of death. There were rings up until the year , indicating that the incident had occurred shortly thereafter. Root samples confirmed their conclusion, narrowing the time frame to the winter of to Jody Bourgeois and her team went on to demonstrate that the sand cover had originated with a tsunami surge rather than a storm surge.

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Courtesy National Park Service. This made the bonds immediately salable and gave the railroad instant relief from long and agonizing financial strain. Four days later, the Sacramento Union carried a Central Pacific advertisement calling for “5, laborers for constant and permanent work; also experienced foremen. Apparently the need for labor was unduly advertised, for the Shasta Courier carried this advertisement on January 2.

The iron for laying this additional amount of track is already in Sacramento and it is expected that the cars will run to Illinoistown by August next.

Feb 10,  · SURE, YOU’VE HEARD about speed dating, but do you know anyone who’s done it? Me, either. It’s the ultimate quicker-picker-upper — all about garnering more dates in one evening than I .

Season 1 Pacifica wins the party crown contest by cheating. Pacifica makes her debut in ” Double Dipper ” at the Mystery Shack’s party. Soos , the DJ for the evening, announces that there will be a karaoke contest and that the winner will win the party crown. Pacifica walks up to demand the crown, as she believes nobody can beat her. When Mabel asks Candy and Grenda who she is, Candy explains that Pacifica is the most popular girl in town.

When Soos explains that he can’t simply give Pacifica the crown because she has to win the contest, she scoffs, asking Soos who would dare to compete against her: When Mabel steps up to the challenge and introduces herself, Pacifica refuses her offered handshake and scoffs that “[Mabel] sounds like a fat old lady’s name”. She competes against Mabel in various events to decide who parties the hardest, refusing Mabel’s attempts at friendliness and even commenting that Grenda’s voice is “like a professional wrestler’s”.

When Mabel receives louder applause at the end of the night, Pacifica glares at the crowd intimidatingly, which brings the results to a tie. Pacifica then approaches a sleeping Old Man McGucket with a dollar bill bribe, which convinces him to clap and tip Soo’s improvised applause meter in her favor. After winning the party crown, she mistakenly thanks Soos as “Jorge” and invites the partygoers to an after-party on her par ents’ boat, which makes the majority of them leave and brings the Mystery Shack party to an end.

Pacifica’s Pioneer Day speech. The victory does little to assuage Pacifica’s dislike towards Mabel however.

Northwest’s ancient earthquakes may help predict future quake risk

It was in fact my lot to spend almost two decades in the Canadian Arctic, firstly on the east and west coasts of Hudson Bay, on James Bay, and then at a variety of locations largely along the lower reaches of the Northwest Passage itself. During these years I lived on the east and west coasts of Baffin Island; on the coasts of Melville and Boothia Peninsulas, on Jenny Lind Island, on the southern coast of Victoria Island, on the mainland coast of the Barren Lands; at Cape Parry at the mouth of the Beaufort Sea, further west at Nicholson Peninsula, then Tuktoyaktuk, and two more locations further west again along the Yukon coastline.

In retrospect these were not particularly hard years, but nor were they pleasant ones. Then again, one needs to experience the seasonal round and especially the “Land of the Midday Night” to appreciate the impact of the numbing cold and soul-destroying darkness that exists above the Arctic Circle during the long arctic winters. It is another world to be experienced and dimly understood. And then, and only then, might one begin to appreciate the North, and know what is left unstated in such things as the entry in the log of a ‘s RCMP Dog Sled Patrol that simply reads:

Welcome. Dating back to , Inglewood Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the Pacific Northwest. Our handsome clubhouse, an architectural masterpiece, was built in and has recently been restored to enhance and reflect its rich French Provincial influence.

Tweet On January 26, , at about 9: Pacific Standard Time a gigantic earthquake occurs 60 to 70 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast. The quake violently shakes the ground for three to five minutes and is felt along the coastal interior of the Pacific Northwest including all counties in present-day Western Washington. A tsunami forms, reaching about 33 feet high along the Washington coast, travels across the Pacific Ocean and hits the east coast of Japan. Japanese sources document this earthquake, which is the earliest documented historical event in Western Washington.

Other evidence includes drowned groves of red cedars and Sitka spruces in the Pacific Northwest. Indian legends corroborate the cataclysmic occurrence. The Earth Moves The earthquake ruptured what is known as the Cascadia subduction zone — the area of overlap between two of the tectonic plates that make up the earth’s surface, the Juan de Fuca plate and the North American plate.

The earthquake dropped the entire Pacific Northwest ocean coastline three to six feet. The tsunami, up to 33 feet high, inundated the ocean coast. This was one of the largest earthquakes the Pacific Northwest has ever had. It compares with two disastrous earthquakes: Japan’s Orphan Tsunami The tsunami traveled across the Pacific Ocean for some 10 hours and at midnight on January 27, , local time, it hit the east coast of Honshu Island, the main island of Japan.

Pacific Northwest salmon are in big genetic trouble

Great eruptions of Columbia River Basalt 66 Asteroid slammed into southern Mexico, dinosaurs became extinct Greatest mass extinction in the history of the Earth Beginning of trilobites and shelly fossils 4, Age of the Earth, 4, , , years When I talk about the motion of the oceanic plate northeastward toward Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver Island, and I say that the motion is a little more than an inch and a half per year, I sometimes lose my audience.

Give us a break! But this rate is faster than the rate of a little more than an inch per year at which coastal California is grinding past the rest of North America on the San Andreas Fault. Even with that slow rate of travel, the San Andreas Fault has had great earthquakes in , , and If you continue this slip rate for five million years, coastal California will move northwest more than eighty miles.

The Pacific Northwest includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho (good for more than just potatoes, ladies!) and Canada’s British Colombia, and turns out world class examples of classic varietals like Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Riesling and Pinot Gris among others.

Northern Idaho has the greatest concentration of lakes in the West and evergreen forests abound. The Salmon River bisects the rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and provides some of the best whitewater kayaking and rafting in the world. The Sawtooth Wilderness Area and the White Cloud peaks provide additional recreational opportunities.

World-famous Sun Valley is located between these mountain ranges. Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, lies on the state’s western border, overlooked by the Seven Devils Mountains. In Idaho’s southwestern corner are the tallest sand dunes on the continent. In the south central region is the Craters of the Moon National Monument, where America’s astronauts trained for moonwalks. From the stark beauty of high desert landscapes to the spectacular headlands and beaches of the Pacific coast, Oregon promises its visitors a sublime journey of unforgettable scenery and recreation.

In the summer, hikers follow trails around Crater Lake National Park, while steelhead enthusiasts drift over the choppy waters of the Rogue River. Hood brings out skiers and snowshoers to enjoy miles of powder-like snow. At the Favell Museum of Western Art and Artifacts, families can view over , Indian artifacts and western art pieces. Oregon is a destination that offers both adventure and relaxation with plenty to learn about Native American history and the diverse cultures of the region’s past and present.

The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America

But after years of detective work, geologists have discovered that it can unleash mayhem on an epic scale. Over 15, people died. Now scientists are calling attention to a dangerous area on the opposite side of the Ring of Fire, the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that runs parallel to the Pacific coast of North America, from northern California to Vancouver Island. Decades of geological sleuthing recently established that although it appears quiet, this fault has ripped open again and again, sending vast earthquakes throughout the Pacific Northwest and tsunamis that reach across the Pacific.

What happened in Japan will probably happen in North America. The big question is when.

Pacific Northwest salmon are in big genetic trouble. By Robert F. Service Jan. 10, , PM. Chinook salmon, an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest, have lost up to two-thirds of their.

More Andrea Cooper May 29, You pull yourself out of bed, bring your coffee to the front porch, and there—right in front of you—is the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon. The best lodges offer gourmet food, personalized service, and rustic yet often elegant interiors. In , officials at the Northern Pacific Railroad were inspired to create a lodge with local logs and stone.

The result, Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park, has a towering lobby that became a model for national park architecture. The El Tovar staff once had to hush Paul McCartney because a guest complained about his piano playing. Find out how the right lodge will improve your next national park visit. For more stories celebrating the centennial of the national parks , head here. After a day in the great outdoors, take your complimentary afternoon tea on the patio overlooking Glacier Point.

Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, the hotel feels like a Swiss chalet, with windows opening to Swiftcurrent Lake and a dramatic lobby with tree trunks as the support poles. Opt for a suite with lake view and balcony, or a refurbished lakeside room. Then go outside and fly-fish in a setting that will soothe your soul, or take the ferry across the lake and hike to Grinnell Glacier. The century-old landmark has almost completed a year rehabilitation that includes upgrades to its lobby and nearly half of its rooms.

Guests praise the personal service—look for appetizers and homemade cookies each afternoon—and innkeepers can help arrange excursions from watching humpback whales to taking a dogsled ride. Ice climbing, fresh- and salt-water fishing, guided kayak trips, and visits to Admiralty Island to view brown bears are also popular.

The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America

Named to celebrate the West African Mansa king of kings of the Mali Empire, who rescued the Griot — his people’s storyteller and tribal historian — Festival Sundiata is a powerful representation of diverse cultural traditions, kept vibrant and current through dynamic creative expression. Music, visual art including a children’s exhibit depicting the Griot , hands-on children’s activities and the UJAAMA cooperative marketplace with crafts and imported items, create a collective and comprehensive picture of the African and African-American journey.

Come to the Victorian Festival and plan to stay a few days, partaking of the Festival fun and the limitless opportunities for exploration of historic sites and natural wonders all over the Peninsula. The city enjoys a unique place on the National Historic Register. One of only three such ports on the entire coastline of the United States, Port Townsend is known for its Victorian era architecture, breathtaking bayside harbor location and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Both marine and forest environments await.

The 83 islands of Vanuatu (the name means “Land Eternal”) stretch north-south 1, km, from the Torres Islands near Santa Cruz in the Solomons to minuscule Matthew and Hunter Islands (also claimed by France) east of New Caledonia.

December 19, at The company has hired individual employees in cities scattered across the U. Coffee Meets Bagel works to make the dating experience better for women using the platform. The office will be in the Westlake WeWork in Seattle for the time being and Kang said she expects it to grow, potentially opening a full office in the coming years. Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app, and Kang said its secret sauce is how it curates the dating experience.

Its approach grew out of research she did while getting her MBA at Harvard — she studied how people make connections over social networks, specifically in the dating realm, and she found some interesting patterns.

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