Western Washington University is a comprehensive, masters degree granting institution located in Bellingham WA. Faculty in the Huxley College of the Environment, along with university’s Institute for Energy Studies (IES) are involved in the education and outreach goals of the NARA project. IES is developing an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in energy studies and a minor in Energy Policy. The intention is to integrate bioenergy into these curricula.

The WWU role in NARA is led by Steven Hollenhorst, dean in the Huxley College of the Environment.