Middle schoolers contribute to connectivity science used in the I-5 wildlife crossing feasibility study in Southwest Washington

Middle schoolers contribute to connectivity science used in the I-5 wildlife crossing feasibility study in Southwest Washington

A unique and inspiring collaboration between the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Road Ecology Center at the University of California Davis, and Toutle River Middle School is beginning the edification and education that will cultivate young conservationists and a more connected landscape.

Help Conservation Northwest secure the final piece in the Okanogan

The future of this beautiful place and critical habitat corridor depends on you! Your urgent gift could make the difference in our Cascades to Rockies Capital Campaign. The foreground of that photo, taken by Justin Haug, a WDFW wildlife biologist, is critical sage steppe habitat comprising the historic Figlenski Ranch, in the Tunk Valley of central Okanogan County. … Continued

Help us protect fragile sagelands before it’s too late

More than 80 percent of Washington’s sagelands have already been lost. Help us protect this fragile ecosystem before it’s too late by making a donation or renewing your membership! By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director The beauty of shrub-steppe may be more subtle than our majestic Northwest forests, but once you get up close, you realize … Continued

Join our Cascades to Rockies Capital Campaign to preserve a critical piece of wildlands

To protect critical wildlands and connect two great mountain ranges, we’re raising $4.75 million to purchase protection for 9,243 acres in Okanogan County By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director I’m excited to introduce you to our new Cascades to Rockies Capital Campaign, one of the most innovative and impactful efforts Conservation Northwest has ever undertaken. Through … Continued

Let’s celebrate Earth Day together on April 22nd!

Our virtual event and live auction streams on April 22nd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. PT Join us in celebrating the Earth, conservation milestones and Northwest wildlife and wildlands at Conservation Northwest’s virtual Hope for a Wild Future auction on April 22nd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. PT.  Register today for the live event, and don’t forget to also register for free for our … Continued

Veterans Ecological Trades Collective and Cascades to Olympics partnership

Conserving wildlife and wildlife corridors while training veterans in conservation and habitat connectivity. By Brian Stewart, Cascades to Olympics Coordinator Through our Cascades to Olympics Program, we’re working to connect wildlife populations in southwest Washington long separated from their natural habitats by development and major highways like I-5. One area of interest along the I-5 corridor identified … Continued

Cascades to Olympics field tour of northern and southern habitat linkages

Wildlife connectivity across I-5 in southwest Washington is increasingly restricted by development, but there are opportunities to restore habitat and enhance structures to serve as wildlife crossings. By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate Recently, Conservation Northwest’s Communications Director Chase Gunnell and I met with our Cascades to Olympics Coordinator Brian Stewart to check out … Continued