Lytton, BC: My personal journey and climate change poster child

Lytton, BC: My personal journey and climate change poster child

2021 Fire Dispatch #2: At the spearpoint of climate change *Editor’s Note: During the big wildfires that burned across eastern Washington in 2015, we published a series of”dispatches” from our staff living and working in communities affected by fire. As 2021’s fire season as gotten off to a historically challenging start, we’ve again encouraged our … Continued

Freewill: A new resource to protect what you love

Conservation Northwest is now part of Freewill, a free online tool to write your legal will and plan legacy gifts. By Meghan Madden, Director of Development & Operations Summer is here! From the wolves to the fishers to the towering forests, the beautiful spaces of the Pacific Northwest are adapting to the warmer months — and thanks to … Continued

Welcoming new team members at Conservation Northwest

Get to know our new staffers, Jen Syrowitz, Meghan Madden, Jordan Ryckman, and Sara Bellevue! New faces at Conservation Northwest Jen Syrowitz, Conservation Program Manager Where are you from and how long have you lived in the northwest? I was born and raised in the great white north, spending my formative years on the Manitoba … Continued

What 2020 taught me about ecological and emotional resilience

Just as an old-growth tree serves as the ecological backbone of a resilient forest, a strong emotional foundation can help people get through hard times. By Tiana Luke, Colville Forest Lead Much of my work as part of the Forest Field Team centers on ecological resilience. Whether that is increasing ecological resilience—so wildfires burn within … Continued

Help us keep the Northwest wild in 2021

Dear Friend of the Northwest, If you’ve already made a gift in 2020, our deepest gratitude for your support. You can check out here and here all the ways your support for Conservation Northwest has gone to work this past year powering innovative and impactful conservation projects that are making a real difference for Northwest wildlife and wildlands. If you haven’t yet made … Continued

Words of Thanks from Conservation Northwest

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Conservation Northwest! By Matthew Brouwer, Development Director Whether you are gathering with close family and friends or sheltering in place this Thanksgiving, we want to express our deep gratitude for all you’ve done this past year to help protect, connect and restore Northwest wildlife and wildlands. … Continued

Welcoming Conservation Northwest’s new interns

Meet Laura Le, our Auction Intern, and Garrett Brummel, our Cascades to Olympics and Community Wildlife Monitoring Project Intern! New faces at Conservation Northwest Laura Le, Auction Intern Where are you from and how long have you lived in the northwest? I am originally from Chicago but have lived in Seattle since I was six … Continued

Sagelands wildfires, wildlife, recovery and resilience

Editor’s Note: Living and working in Omak in north-central Washington, Jay Kehne is no stranger to wildfires, and sadly, this is not the first time that he’s watched large fires burn around his community, or sheltered human and animal refugees at his home. We’re grateful to have Jay’s knowledge, generosity and decades of experience in … Continued

New team members at Conservation Northwest

Meet Brian Stewart, our Cascades to Olympics Coordinator, and welcome back Heather Hutchison, now our Special Events and Public Engagement Coordinator! You may remember Heather Hutchison, who was previously our Development and Events Associate. After taking a one-year cycling trip through North and South America, we’re glad to bring her back on the Conservation Northwest … Continued