Growth, Land Use, Water, and Limits: Perspectives from Upstream Communities

Aerial view of suburban development

Monday, April 19, 2021
5:00 p.m. PDT




Check out this video to watch the Growth, Land Use, Water and Limits: Perspectives from Upstream Communities.

Huxley Earth Day Events

Brought to you by Huxley on the Peninsulas in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

Please join us as we learn more about the Methow Valley in Okanogan County, WA. The Methow Valley is presented as a case study to highlight impacts and complexities that occur at the intersection of water regulations and land use planning.

Based on Huxley College's main campus interdisciplinary curricula, Huxley College on the Peninsulas offers students in the greater Puget Sound region the opportunity to pursue degree options in environmental science and environmental studies.

Huxley on the Peninsulas is pleased to partner with the Alumni Association to celebrate Earth Week by hosting several wonderful speakers who will be discussing topics surrounding restoration, water scarcity, and ecological impacts in the greater Pacific Northwest region.

Lorah Super

Lorah Super


Lorah Super is Program Director for the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council (MVCC), an environment and community advocacy nonprofit organization based in Twisp, WA.

Lorah works closely with MVCC’s Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop the organization’s level of engagement and strategy across the range of issues MVCC addresses, with a strong focus on land use planning, water law and public lands management. Lorah’s work involves significant collaboration and problem-solving with local communities, nonprofits, agencies and government officials. She cultivates and manages teams that include board members, staff, volunteers, and contractors to implement MVCC’s programs and ensure their effective delivery. Lorah has also volunteered since 2010 as a state-appointed Supervisor for the Okanogan Conservation District. She and her family live on a small farm near the town of Methow. 

Jenise Bauman

Dr. Jenise M. Bauman


Dr. Jenise Bauman is a restoration ecologist and professor at Western Washington University in Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas.  She earned her Ph.D. from Miami University, M.S. from West Virginia University, and B.S. at Eastern Kentucky University.  Dr. Bauman is initiating projects that are focused on the restoration of coal mine landscapes in the Appalachian forests, the recovery of riparian forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the reconstruction of estuaries in urban areas of the Western Washington peninsulas.  Her research couples field methods with molecular techniques to better understand vegetation establishment, plant interactions, and system recovery in disturbed soils.  Research foci include belowground interactions of beneficial fungi during restoration, impact of invasive species on plant-fungal mutualisms, and plant pathology within forest restoration.

Alex Tadio

Alex Tadio


Alex Tadio is the Program Coordinator & Advisor for Huxley College on the Peninsulas at Western Washington University. A Huxley alum, he earned his BS from Western Washington University in Environmental Science. Alex utilizes his academic history and program knowledge to advise current and prospective Huxley on the Peninsulas students. He enjoys being an environmental steward and connecting with the community!

Questions and Accommodations

Contact the WWU Alumni Association for this event. Feel free to call at (360) 650-3353 or email at if you have any questions or comments.

There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please mark the request on the registration form. Advance notice of three days to one week is appreciated.