New science exhibits need for wildlife crossing structures in Southwest Washington

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars: Notes from the field

Staff members, Jen and Laurel, recap their research-filled summer with Doris Duke Conservation Scholars. This summer, the Central Cascades Watershed Restoration Program had the good fortune of working with two bright young interns – Tracy Mai and Minerva Rivera – from the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, which works to promote biocultural conservation – a broad endeavor to … Continued

Washington State Forests at the State Supreme Court

Our attorneys argued before WA’s Supreme Court that State Forests must be managed “for all the people” By Paula Swedeen, Policy Director In a case decades in the making, on Thursday our attorneys argued before the State Supreme Court that Washington’s State Forests must be managed “for all the people”, as our State Constitution directs. You can … Continued

Help Conservation Northwest secure the final piece in the Okanogan

The future of this beautiful place and critical habitat corridor depends on you! Your urgent gift could make the difference in our Cascades to Rockies Capital Campaign. The foreground of that photo, taken by Justin Haug, a WDFW wildlife biologist, is critical sage steppe habitat comprising the historic Figlenski Ranch, in the Tunk Valley of central Okanogan County. … Continued

A word of thanks to the Satsop River habitat connectivity volunteers

Blackberry removal volunteers support wildlife passage under Highway 12 By Brian Stewart, Cascades to Olympics Coordinator On Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17 Conservation Northwest held two volunteer events at the Satsop Restoration Project, clearing blackberries from under the Highway 12 bridge to improve habitat connectivity in this Cascdes to Olympics project area, and … Continued

Freewill: Check this item off your to-do list!

Conservation Northwest is now part of Freewill, a free online tool to write your legal will and plan legacy gifts. BY MEGHAN MADDEN, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS From the Washington Coast to the British Columbia Rockies, the future of the Pacific Northwest depends on the steps we take today to protect it. Beyond supporting conservation … Continued

Salmon Ceremony with Shelly Boyd and Sinixt People

Indigenous people aren’t waiting for government to act to restore salmon to the Upper Columbia River, they’re taking the lead. By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director Last weekend, our Executive Director Mitch Friedman had the honor of participating in a Salmon Ceremony at Kettle Falls (presently covered by the reservoir of Lake Roosevelt) with members of … Continued

Join our Cascades to Rockies Capital Campaign to preserve a critical piece of wildlands

To protect critical wildlands and connect two great mountain ranges, we’re raising $4.75 million to purchase protection for 9,243 acres in Okanogan County By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director I’m excited to introduce you to our new Cascades to Rockies Capital Campaign, one of the most innovative and impactful efforts Conservation Northwest has ever undertaken. Through … Continued

GiveBIG for wildlife, watersheds and wildlands!

Next week May 4-5 is GiveBIG! Help us reach our $17,000 goal for a wilder Northwest. Next week, May 4-5, is GiveBIG! Thousands of people will show their support for their favorite Washington nonprofits in one of the biggest online giving events of the year. Whether you’re a long-time member or newly acquainted with us, we hope … Continued