The project is envisioned and guided by this document.

This project is currently funded by a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Nalini Nadkarni, PhD, in 2010. 

In 2005, the principal investigator (Nalini Nadkarni) drafted an evaluation and vision for the program in the future, known as “Scaling Up in the Future

In 2004, Nalini Nadkarni published a summary of the project in the journal Conservation Biology.

Media Coverage

Branching Out & Canopy Confluences

The Olympian (newspaper): “Pilgrimage to the Canopy” (26 Aug. 2002)

Press Release: “Old Trees, New Perspectives” (Feb. 2006)

Inkling Magazine: “Tree Climbing with a Higher Purpose” (26 Dec. 2006)

Dancing for Diversity

Nature: Dance of the Forest (8 Nov 2007)

Inkling Magazine: Q&A: Jodi Lomask (9 May 2007)

Legislators Aloft

The Olympian (newspaper): “Tree Researcher Gives Legislative Aides New View” (11 Sept. 2002)


The Olympian Newspaper: Study Mixes Moss, Inmates (31 Oct. 2004)

Conservation in Practice: Moss conservation behind bars (July-Sept. 2005)

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: The Moss-In-Prisons Project: Disseminating science beyond academia (October 2006)

KPLU (NPR Public Radio): Cultivating Moss No Snap (18 Jan. 2006)

Sound Science

KUOW Public Radio: Northwest Collaboration Uses Rap Music as Teaching Tool (28 July 2004) 

NSF News: Rap Music Brings Science to Urban Youth (9 March 2009)

Trees & Spirituality

Northwest Dharma News: Trees and Spirituality: An Exploration (Oct./Nov. 2002)

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: Ecological outreach to faith-based communities (2007)

American Forests: High on Conservation (Spring 2007)

TreeTop Barbie

New York Times: Making Science Rock, Roll and Swing From the Treetops (23 Sept. 2003)