From biologist Bob Everitt: Support North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery

Tour with Boothroyd Band (Nlaka’pamux) and St’at’imc First Nations

By Joe Scott, International Programs Director Our Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative recently joined staff from the Boothroyd Band (Nlaka’pamux First Nation) and St’at’imc First Nation Government Services for a tour of the Nahatlatch River. The three teams are working together to recover the Critically Endangered Stein/Nahatlatch Grizzly Bear population in southern British Columbia. They spent … Continued

Thank you, Patagonia!

By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director THANK YOU to Patagonia for supporting our work to keep the Northwest wild! In 2017, this iconic outdoor company helped fund the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, a group we’ve long coordinated to advocate for wildlife crossings near Snoqualmie Pass. As this coalition winds down, look for the Cascade Crossroads documentary telling the story of … Continued

Grizzly bear restoration transcends borders

An update on the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative, a collaborative effort led by Conservation Northwest to stem the ongoing loss of grizzly bear range and promote grizzly bear recovery in southwest British Columbia and northwest Washington BY Joe Scott, International Programs Director The Canada/U.S. border should not be an ecological iron curtain. Conservation … Continued

The North Cascades: just right for grizzly bears

By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director One of the most common questions we get about grizzly bears is whether the North Cascades has the right habitat and food for them. Conservation Northwest reached out to Bill Gaines, Ph.D., bear ecologist and director of the Washington Conservation Science Institute, for his take on why the North Cascades is, as … Continued

Ghost Bears of the North Cascades in Seattle on May 14th

By Alison Huyett, Conservation Associate  Conservation Northwest has been a leader in trying to restore a healthy population of grizzly bears in the transboundary North Cascades Ecosystem for more than two decades. And this year, we’re finally beginning to see some notable progress. As you may know, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park … Continued

Ranchers, grizzly bears and the North Cascades (video)

By Joe Scott, International Conservation Director When we shot this documentary-style video in 2004 we couldn’t have known that we were still a decade away from any progress recovering grizzly bears in the North Cascades. So our enthusiasm from having a final quality product in hand was slowly dampened as it became clear that government was not ready … 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