Why Should We Care About Invasive Species?

What's the problem? Invasive species threaten endemic biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest (and around the globe). Many people are unaware of how many species in their own back yard may be invasive and are unknowingly contributing to the problem. What IS "endemic biodiversity" and why should we care about protecting it? Properly functioning systems and interactions between … Continue reading Why Should We Care About Invasive Species?


In Layman's Terms is seeking works of poetry and creative nonfiction with the specific theme of biodiversity for our first issue--stories that highlight the complexities of ecosystems, the benefit of diversity, and the risks to humans when biodiversity is lost. We want stories that connect the broader concept of conservation to the individual in order to inspire care and compassion for the world we all share. Please visit the submissions page for additional details on general submission guidelines.