Conservation Northwest participates in state e-bike policy advisory committee

Conservation Northwest participates in state e-bike policy advisory committee

Diverse stakeholder group met throughout 2021 to discuss the emerging issue of electric-powered bicycle access on Washington’s public lands BY KURT HELLMANN, ADVOCACY ASSOCIATE AND WILDLIFE-RECREATION COEXISTENCE PROGRAM LEAD Electric-powered bicycles (e-bikes) are a rapidly growing form of recreation in the outdoors. While great for carbon-free transit up steep city streets, where else can e-bikers … Continued

What could Washington State Forest management look like for “All the People”?

We believe that DNR forest management should be guided by actions that result in long-term ecological health, mitigate climate change, and support sustainable economic contributions to the state as a whole and to local communities. By Paula Swedeen, Ph.D., Policy Director Conservation Northwest, along with our co-plaintiffs Washington Environmental Council, the Olympic Forest Coalition, and … Continued

Twisp River Restoration Project: after the fire line

Conservation Northwest staff weigh in on U.S. Forest Service fire suppression fuelbreak tactics in the Methow Valley By Dave Werntz, Science and Conservation Director Nothing really prepares you for it. Even after everyone had seen the loaded log trucks for weeks—one after another, day after day—hauling down Twisp River road with big fat old trees … Continued

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

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

Upper Wenatchee Pilot Project project tour video

We are excited about this opportunity for landscape-scale forest and watershed restoration on the Wenatchee River Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director Along with our partners in the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative, since 2018 our staff (most recently our Okanogan Forest Lead Michael Liu and Conservation Program … 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

Video: Forest Restoration and Collaboration in Northeast Washington with Tiana Luke

Our Colville Forest Lead Tiana Luke talks about forest restoration and collaboration from Deer Park, near the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington. Through our Forest Field Program, Tiana Luke serves on the board of in the Northeast Washington Forest Coalition (NEWFC), a stakeholder group including local conservation groups, the timber industry, and local business … Continued

A changing Northwest climate makes habitat connectivity even more critical

Protecting, connecting and restoring wildlands and wildlife to keep the Northwest wild and resilient in the face of climate change By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate Since our founding in 1989, Conservation Northwest’s mission has always been to keep the Northwest wild. We’re working toward our long-standing vision of large, connected landscapes that support … Continued