The Bob Heirman Wildlife Park at Thomas’ Eddy is a beautiful 343-acre park owned by Snohomish County and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. It is located south of the city of Snohomish; at the base of Cathcart Hill adjacent to the Snohomish River.

As part of my Introduction to Restoration Ecology Class with Dr. Amy Lambert (UWB BES 362), I chose this park to do a full restoration assessment for my class project. Check out my symposium poster and the full report below.

Research Poster

For a quick summary, view my first symposium poster. This project looks at the park's restoration goals, challenges, wildlife diversity, and park history.

 

Report and Assessment

This report is the culmination of nine separate assignments including a few field notebook summaries and an assessment of the restoration site. Plant communities, soil, hydrology, topography, and anthropogenic influence was analyzed. Restoration success was based on many factors including the historical framework and current community uses.

 

Project used by professor for excellent student submission example