Volunteer opportunities with Conservation Northwest’s Auction & Dinner: Hope for a Wild Future

Volunteer opportunities with Conservation Northwest’s Auction & Dinner: Hope for a Wild Future

Returning for its 19th year, our “Hope for a Wild Future” Auction & Dinner is requesting volunteers! Looking for new opportunities to connect with fellow conservationists? Consider joining our 2022 auction volunteer team! We’ll need assistance in setting up the venue, checking in guests, coordinating the silent auction, and much more! This year, Conservation Northwest … Continued

Money Alone Cannot Meet our Fire and Resilience Challenge 

By Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest Executive Director Conservation Northwest has long called for the restoration of America’s forest ecosystems at a massive scale. Back in 2006, I published this article. Two years later I gave this speech proposing a Restoration Marshall Plan. Time has only affirmed our ideas and heightened the challenge while the Forest … Continued

Volunteer opportunities with our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project

With spring training on the horizon, the Community Wildlife Monitoring Project is seeking new volunteers and team leads! Conservation Northwest leads the Community Wildlife Monitoring Project (CWMP), a volunteer-driven program that documents rare and recovering species to support research and conservation efforts throughout the Northwest. Whether you are near the Cascade Mountains, northeast Washington, or … Continued

Lynx Reintroduction: Notes from the field

By Dave Werntz, Conservation Northwest Science and Conservation Director A common adage is that if you take a job you love, you will never work another day in your life. My first week of February brought that home. I had the privilege of spending that week playing in the snow and chasing Canada lynx with … Continued

Monitoring wildlife movement along I-5 in the Chehalis Basin

A veteran’s perspective on the habitat connectivity internship in the Cascades to Olympics landscape By Cory Mounts, Cascades to Olympics intern Across the nation population growth and the associated development has continued to expand, as it has in Western Washington for the last several decades. This growth has forced conservationists to ask a fundamental question: … Continued

Refuge Outdoor Festival helps to broaden outdoor spaces

A backyard connection point for People of Color and allies founded in community and admiration for the outdoors By Kurt Hellmann, Advocacy Associate The Refuge Outdoor Festival is a multi-day combination of workshops and activities meant to bring People of Color (POC) together to share, learn and connect in nature. Painting, music, bird watching, biking, … Continued

Restoring lynx to tribal lands in northeast Washington

Restoring iconic big cats to wildlands we’ve long worked to protect, connect and restore. By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director I was honored last Saturday to be present when Timxw, a 28 lb male Canada lynx, was released into the freshly snowed forest at the northern end of the Reservation of the Colville Confederated Tribes, near the south end of the Kettle River Mountain Range in Ferry County. The door … Continued

Conservation Northwest participates in state e-bike policy advisory committee

Diverse stakeholder group met throughout 2021 to discuss the emerging issue of electric-powered bicycle access on Washington’s public lands BY KURT HELLMANN, ADVOCACY ASSOCIATE AND WILDLIFE-RECREATION COEXISTENCE PROGRAM LEAD Electric-powered bicycles (e-bikes) are a rapidly growing form of recreation in the outdoors. While great for carbon-free transit up steep city streets, where else can e-bikers … Continued