Learn about the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement

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

Salmon Ceremony with Shelly Boyd and Sinixt People

Indigenous people aren’t waiting for government to act to restore salmon to the Upper Columbia River, they’re taking the lead. By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director Last weekend, our Executive Director Mitch Friedman had the honor of participating in a Salmon Ceremony at Kettle Falls (presently covered by the reservoir of Lake Roosevelt) with members of … Continued

The fear narrative: a barrier for grizzly bears

If our neighbors up north can coexist with grizzly bears, why can’t we? By Joe Scott, International Programs Director While the majority of Washingtonians support restoring grizzly bears to the backcountry of the North Cascades, opposition remains. And though we know that these bears will benefit the North Cascades Ecosystem while restoring a missing piece … Continued

Connecting First Foods and conservation

We’re collaborating with Indigenous partners and seeking out opportunities to learn about the role of First Foods in our work. by Keiko Betcher, communications and outreach Associate As you’re walking through an old-growth forest or a hillside dotted with sagebrush, you might count dozens of different plants and animals along the way. And for the … Continued

A grand opening for Lower Similkameen Indian Band community building

Our Executive Director Mitch Friedman was honored to attend the grand opening of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB)’s new administrative and community building last week near Keremeos, British Columbia. Conservation Northwest helped fund and initiate this new building, and we’re proud to see it complete. “The vision is protection of the band’s natural and cultural heritage … Continued

Okanagan Nation Alliance deems grizzly bears at-risk and protected

By Joe Scott, International Conservation Director 2015 got off to a great start for Northwest grizzly bears with the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Chiefs Executive Council passing a resolution calling for protection and recovery of grizzlies, known as kiʔlawnaʔ in the nsyilxcen language. Interestingly, kiʔlawnaʔ is the root word for the town of Kelowna, British Columbia. The ONA consists of the Okanagan Indian … Continued