Lynx Reintroduction: Notes from the field

Lynx Reintroduction: Notes from the field

By Dave Werntz, Conservation Northwest Science and Conservation Director A common adage is that if you take a job you love, you will never work another day in your life. My first week of February brought that home. I had the privilege of spending that week playing in the snow and chasing Canada lynx with … Continued

Restoring lynx to tribal lands in northeast Washington

Restoring iconic big cats to wildlands we’ve long worked to protect, connect and restore. By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director I was honored last Saturday to be present when Timxw, a 28 lb male Canada lynx, was released into the freshly snowed forest at the northern end of the Reservation of the Colville Confederated Tribes, near the south end of the Kettle River Mountain Range in Ferry County. The door … Continued

Hunting for a clear conservation policy from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Leadership at WDFW and its Commission must ensure that differences go to respectful dialogue so that decisions have resiliency over decades. Change must move us forward without leaving anyone behind. BY JEN SYROWITZ, CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER I just returned from a soul-filling upland bird hunt on a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) area … Continued

Thank you Sea Witch Botanicals for helping Washington gray wolves!

We’re thrilled to announce that our ongoing partnership with Sea Witch Botanicals has raised more than $4,560! Through two exclusive scents, Hummingbird and Timberwolf, one dollar from each incense pack sold comes directly back to programs restoring and conserving iconic wildlife.  All funds raised have helped us stay committed to helping the native gray wolf … Continued

Support Washington’s wolves with Sea Witch Botanicals!

Conservation Northwest is thrilled to be partnering with Sea Witch Botanicals for their new Timberwolf  and Hummingbird scents, with one dollar from each purchase going towards our work to keep the Northwest wild. We appreciate their work to meaningfully support sustainability and the environment, so we wanted to share some background about gray wolves in … 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

Our favorite wildlife monitoring photos from 2020

Fishers and wolves and lynx, oh my! Check out our top photos from this year’s Community Wildlife Monitoring Project field season. By Laurel Baum, Community Wildlife Monitoring Project Coordinator Can you believe 2020 marks the 15th year of our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project (CWMP)? From beginning as the Rare Carnivore Remote Camera Project, which we … Continued

Cascades Wolverine Project update—it’s time to wolverine!

The Cascades Wolverine Project is gearing up for another winter field season and they need your help! By David Moskowitz, Stephanie Williams, and Drew Lovell, Cascades Wolverine Project *Editor’s Note: Conservation Northwest is proud to be a partner and sponsor of the Cascades Wolverine Project, a grassroots effort to support wolverine research and recovery in … 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