Requesting volunteers for planting native species in the Greenwater Watershed

Volunteers needed for Greenwater Watershed Restoration

Join us for one of the most coveted volunteer opportunities; riparian native-planting days near Enumclaw, Washington! Conservation Northwest’s Central Cascades Restoration Watershed Program and Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) are maximizing spring and are hosting two volunteer planting events open to the general public. This restoration work will help establish native plants in recovering areas of … Continued

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars: Notes from the field

Staff members, Jen and Laurel, recap their research-filled summer with Doris Duke Conservation Scholars. This summer, the Central Cascades Watershed Restoration Program had the good fortune of working with two bright young interns – Tracy Mai and Minerva Rivera – from the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, which works to promote biocultural conservation – a broad endeavor to … Continued

Collaboration moves the Snoquera Project forward in Central Cascades

Conservation Northwest led stakeholder efforts in the Snoquera Landscape Analysis and advanced the implementation of Central Cascades restoration objectives. BY LAUREL BAUM, CENTRAL CASCADES CONSERVATION ASSOCIATE & JEN SYROWITZ, CENTRAL CASCADES PROGRAM MANAGER Our Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program (CCWR) works to connect and restore wildlife habitat north and south of Interstate 90 and on … Continued

Learn about the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement

Read about how to support lands that the Snoqualmie Tribe have lived on and cared for since time immemorial. Editor’s note: This content was written and shared by the Snoqualmie Tribe. As Conservation Northwest works to protect, connect and restore wildlands and wildlife, we are glad to help amplify the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement … Continued

I-90 wildlife crossing restoration, recreation outreach and more; 2020 updates from the Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program

Habitat restoration, forest and road surveys, responsible recreation outreach, state land transfers and continued collaboration toward restoring Gold Creek made for a successful year in the Central Cascades. By Laurel Baum, Central Cascades Conservation Associate Despite the various setbacks and hardships of 2020, our work in the field continued, especially to meet the needs of … Continued

Your support helps heal Northwest forests

Many Washington forests have been damaged by decades of abuse. You can help restore them back to health with a gift today! Imagine for a moment a scenic drive over Snoqualmie Pass, dense evergreen forests on either side of your car for miles and miles. Now what if I told you that much of this … Continued

Little Crow Restoration Project moves forward in Cascades east of Chinook Pass

The approved project includes a suite of actions for watershed and forest restoration, aiming to balance ecological and recreation needs. By Kathleen S. Gobush, Ph.D. and Laurel Baum, Central Cascades Watershed Restoration Program The Little Crow Restoration Project, located on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest just east of Chinook Pass, aims to restore ecological resilience in … Continued

Response to final Snoquera Landscape Analysis decision

Years of stakeholder engagement on the Snoquera Project lays out a final plan for landscape-scale forest and watershed restoration in the Central Cascades. BY KATHLEEN S. GOBUSH, PH.D. and Laurel Baum, Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration Program In mid-March, after more than two and half years of planning, the U.S. Forest Service published its decision on … Continued