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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.


Explore The Yakima River Canyon with Nick on the Rocks

The majestic river canyon meanders across the central Washington desert--apparently blasting directly through three large ridges. What came first? The river or the rock?

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.