Together we succeeded: Cascades to Rockies Capital Campaign update

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

Wildlife need safe passage from the Cascades to the Olympics

A black bear recently spotted while trying to cross Interstate 5 demonstrates the need for wildlife crossings in southwest Washington. By Brian Stewart, Cascades to Olympics Coordinator For the second time in four months a black bear has been seen attempting to cross Interstate 5 in Washington state—this time near Olympia. Like other animals, black … Continued

New maps show agricultural barriers to wildlife connectivity in our Sagelands Heritage Program

Two maps of cropland throughout Washington’s Sagelands show how constricted this area is for wildlife moving through the landscape. By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate Washington’s arid shrub-steppe has a subtle beauty home to dozens of delicate species, some found nowhere else in the state. While mule deer and elk frequently move through this … Continued

Guest Blog: Connecting large landscapes begins with connecting youth climate leaders

Youth-led organization The Tomorrow Project educates the next generation of climate activists and conservationists for a wild Northwest By Wednesday Satterlee, The Tomorrow Project Since 1989, Conservation Northwest’s work has revolved around the importance of protecting, connecting and restoring Northwest wildlife and wildlands. Their programs that link and restore fragmented habitat and implement wildlife crossings … Continued