Fisher reintroduction meets project goals thanks to your support

Fisher reintroduction meets project goals thanks to your support

Thanks to an 18-year collaboration initiated by Conservation Northwest, and the support of our members, donors and US, Canadian and Indigenous allies, fishers are back in Washington! By Dave Werntz, Science and Conservation Director Despite heavy snow yesterday, our staff and agency partners reached a goal that we’ve been working towards for nearly two decades: … 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

Our favorite wildlife monitoring photos from 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—our favorite wildlife monitoring photos of 2019 are finally here! By Laurel Baum, Citizen wildlife Monitoring Project Coordinator We’ve been monitoring wildlife in remote areas of Washington state for 14 years now, and every time we check our cameras, it seems as though things are getting more and … 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

The fisher journey

Getting healthy fishers from Canada to Washington is no simple task—read the story behind their journey that leads them back into the Cascades. By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate Huddled into the corner of a wooden box about the size of a file cabinet, a fisher with round ears, whiskers and a long bushy … Continued

Range riders hard at work for coexistence with wolves

These on-the-ground efforts provide the pathway to coexistence, and a future with healthy wolf populations and thriving local communities. BY JAY SHEPHERD, WOLF PROGRAM LEAD Range riders working with Conservation Northwest’s Range Rider Pilot Project, the Northeast Washington Wolf Cattle Collaborative (NEWWCC) and local ranches have been hard at work this summer striving to keep … Continued

Supporting bighorn sheep and forest restoration on Mt. Hull

We’re working to help a vulnerable bighorn sheep herd and restore a critical landscape in north-central Washington. BY George Wooten, okanogan conservation associate *Editor’s Note: George is retiring next month after more than a decade working as our Conservation Associate and Okanogan Forest Field staffer based in Twisp. Among other roles, he previously worked for … Continued

A setback from Olympia for wildlife and ecosystems

Despite some environmental gains, the state legislature failed to fully-fund Fish & Wildlife, undermining conservation programs. Send a message to state lawmakers. By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director The Washington State Legislature adjourned this weekend after passing budget bills in its final hours. While there’s much to celebrate, our natural heritage was dealt a funding setback … Continued

Understanding the science on wolf-livestock conflict

New research highlights the importance of using multiple tactics, from range riders to targeted lethal removal, to reduce and resolve conflicts between wolves and livestock. Key takeaways from recent wolf-livestock research: The science does not support general public wolf hunting as a solution for reducing cattle depredations in areas where wolves and livestock overlap. Wolf-livestock … Continued