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Environmental Studies

Students Take Part in Hands-on Research Project on I-90

CWU researchers have been studying wildlife along Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass for several years to help inform how the state’s first freeway overpass for animals will be designed. Since 2008, WSDOT has funded research by CWU faculty and students at animal crossings along I-90. The wildlife monitoring project is the largest study of its kind in the United States and is unique because the monitoring is occurring prior to construction.


Hells Canyon

CWU geography professor Morris Uebelacker takes his students on an annual trip to Hells Canyon over spring break, where they experience what he considers "a landscape of motion." Each time they visit he says impressions change. Because the canyon is so deep and powerful, there's always something new to learn and explore.

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