|I'm a free-lance designer and intepretive writer currently living in Battle Ground, WA. I have designed outdoor interpretive signs for the Nature Conservancy in southern Oregon and am currently working on a sign project for the Lewis and Clark Garden in nearby Portland. My professional background also includes exhibit design, illustration and photography. My interest in trees and plants goes back to my teenage years when I was a volunteer tour guide at Hoyt Arboretum in Porltand, OR. I have maintained an active interest in flora of all kinds ever since, cultivating a special interest in western conifers (sorry about the bad pun!). I find myself particularly drawn to plant communities growing in regions they normally aren't found: Ponderosa pines in the Willamette Valley, Rocky Mountain junipers and Opuntia cacti growing in rainshadow areas of the Puget Sound region, forests of gaunt Jeffrey pines eking out an existence on serpentine soils in the Siskiyou Mountains...that sort of thing. I find these ''micro-communities'' fascinating and I appreciate the uniqueness and diversity they impart to our Pacific flora.|
|Special interests: Conifers, primarily.Most of my photos are from Oregon, but include many California species.|
|Total Photos Contributed: 32 [View all photos] or [See a list of all photos] or [View most recent photos]|
|Email address for Matt Strieby:
mstrieby[AT]comcast.net (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)|
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