Volunteer opportunities with our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project

Volunteer opportunities with our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project

With spring training on the horizon, the Community Wildlife Monitoring Project is seeking new volunteers and team leads! Conservation Northwest leads the Community Wildlife Monitoring Project (CWMP), a volunteer-driven program that documents rare and recovering species to support research and conservation efforts throughout the Northwest. Whether you are near the Cascade Mountains, northeast Washington, or … Continued

Monitoring wildlife movement along I-5 in the Chehalis Basin

A veteran’s perspective on the habitat connectivity internship in the Cascades to Olympics landscape By Cory Mounts, Cascades to Olympics intern Across the nation population growth and the associated development has continued to expand, as it has in Western Washington for the last several decades. This growth has forced conservationists to ask a fundamental question: … Continued

Researching elk, black-tailed deer, and other species in need of wildlife crossings in the Chehalis Basin

Garrett Brummel shares his experience working with the Veterans Ecological Trades Collective to monitor wildlife along I-5 during his Cascades to Olympics internship. By Garrett Brummel, Cascades to Olympics Intern As a first-year graduate student in Evergreen State College’s Masters of Environmental Studies program, I have been focusing most of my research on treponeme-associated hoof … Continued

Veterans Ecological Trades Collective and Cascades to Olympics partnership

Conserving wildlife and wildlife corridors while training veterans in conservation and habitat connectivity. By Brian Stewart, Cascades to Olympics Coordinator Through our Cascades to Olympics Program, we’re working to connect wildlife populations in southwest Washington long separated from their natural habitats by development and major highways like I-5. One area of interest along the I-5 corridor identified … 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

Conservation Northwest volunteer awarded by the National Wildlife Federation

Manoj Sarathy was selected as the 2020 National Conservation Young Leader for his work using computer science to improve wildlife monitoring projects. By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate This year, the National Wildlife Federation’s National Conservation Young Leader Award will go to an important member of our Conservation Northwest community. We’re proud to congratulate … Continued

2020 winter update from the Cascades Wolverine Project

New detections and track observations are strong progress for wolverine research in the North Cascades. PHOTOS AND TEXT BY DAVID MOSKOWITZ, CASCADES WOLVERINE PROJECT *Editor’s Note: David is a longtime Conservation Northwest colleague and contractor, including advising our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project. Conservation Northwest is proud to be a partner and sponsor of the Cascades … Continued