Wildlife Safety 101: Tips and best practices for recreating near wildlife

Connecting the Cascades to the Rocky Mountains with a wildlife corridor

Connecting the North Cascades and the Rocky Mountains through habitat corridors, wildlife crossings, forest restoration and wilderness protection. By Chase Gunnell, Communications Directors “As the climate changes, big landscape-level connections are essential. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been trying to bridge together the Cascades to the Rockies, to protect the habitat corridor,” – Mitch Friedman, … Continued

Tips for social distancing and the outdoors

Suggestions for preventing the transmission of coronavirus while spending time in nature The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting policies continue to change rapidly, even many months after this blog was first published in March 2020. Please check for local agency, county or state restrictions before heading outdoors. Let’s do our part to keep our communities healthy … Continued

Colville Forest Plan still needs improvement for wilderness, ecological forest management

In our continued push for wilderness protections in northeast Washington, we made several objections to the Forest’s final management plan. by Tiana Luke, Conservation Associate, Colville Forest Field Staff The 15-year process of updating the Colville National Forest Management Plan is coming to its culmination. We have been striving since 2004 to help forge a … Continued

Hiking the Columbia Highlands with staff from Senators Cantwell, Murray

Our Chewelah and Deer Park field staffers and colleagues from the Northeast Washington Forest Coalition had the pleasure of showing representatives from the offices of Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Patty Murray around the Columbia Highlands this week! We hiked some incredible trails while talking about wolves, range riders, Get Out Fest, and the need for more protected wilderness on the … Continued