Introducing the Colville Wild campaign

Introducing the Colville Wild campaign

Working toward permanent protections for northeast Washington’s wildest roadless forests, particularly the crest of the Kettle Range You may have heard of the Columbia Highlands Initiative, which we’ve recently rebooted as our Colville Wild campaign. You can also find more information here. THANK YOU to everyone who has followed this effort, some background on our … Continued

30 years of keeping the Northwest wild

Thank you for all you’ve done to help protect, connect and restore our wildlands and wildlife these past 30 years! By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director As our 30th anniversary year comes to a close, I am humbled and awed reflecting on all that we’ve been able to achieve together over our history. When I began this … Continued

How your gift protects our wild Northwest

This holiday season, we hope you and your family and friends have a chance to enjoy our incredible, wild Northwest that you have worked so hard with us to protect and restore! By Matthew Brouwer, Development Director There are still plenty of opportunities to get outside this time of year, such as exploring old-growth forests, … Continued

Blanchard Mountain protected, forever

The forest and trails around Oyster Dome and Blanchard Mountain are finally protected. Thank you to everyone who joined with us to make this possible! Last week, we received an announcement Conservation Northwest has been working towards for nearly 20 years: 1,600 acres of forest around Blanchard Mountain were protected, forever. The state Board of … Continued

Accomplishments in 2018

Highlights from our year of keeping the Northwest wild. Both nationally and locally, conservation faced challenges in 2018. Yet, with our strategic and collaborative approach, we made important progress protecting, connecting and restoring wildlife and wildlands from the Washington Coast to the British Columbia Rockies. From reintroducing fishers and saving Blanchard Mountain to restoring critical … Continued

Finding solutions for murrelets and coastal communities

Wildlife protections and healthy rural communities can coexist. BY DAVE WERNTZ, SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION DIRECTOR, AND PAULA SWEDEEN, POLICY DIRECTOR Marbled murrelets, small, plump fast-flying seabirds that nest in old forests along coastal areas, are declining rapidly. Unlike other seabirds, they raise their young on the wide, mossy branches of old trees, flying up to … Continued

Trip to Washington, DC with Methow Headwaters

By Jay Kehne, Sagelands Program Lead based in Omak I was honored to join the Methow Headwaters Campaign and several other local citizens on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. to show the broad local support for the Methow Headwaters Protection Act and an administrative mineral withdrawal by federal agencies, both of which would withdraw mining … Continued

Keeping the Northwest wild for the next generation

Our Executive Director Mitch’s remarks at our 2018 Hope for a Wild Future Auction & Dinner. If you weren’t able to join us at the auction this year, you can always support our work through an online donation! By Mitch Friedman, Founder and Executive Director Every year I look forward to this event, when so … Continued