Attend the inaugural Southwest and Coastal Washington Connectivity Summit

Attend the inaugural Southwest and Coastal Washington Connectivity Summit

Conservation Northwest / Jul 15, 2022 / Connecting Habitat, Events

Join Conservation Northwest and partners in summit focused on landscape connectivity for people and the environment on July 20-22

Southwest Washington is home to iconic mountains, majestic rivers, and expansive forests. These prized resources are at risk from impacts of climate change, development, landscape fragmentation, economic pressures, and shifting public values. Climate change and development are also impacting the sustainability of rural communities, livelihoods and legacies. This summit hopes to restrengthen the interconnection between the natural systems and the people who depend on them.

This event begins on July 20 at 4:30pm

in Ridgefield, WA
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Join in-person or virtually

Stakeholders from many agencies and organizations have been meeting over the last year to brainstorm tangible opportunities that work towards solutions. After much discussion, there’s a clear need to engage more local stakeholders to make sure the solutions benefit everyone.

The first summit will be an introduction to the partners, science, and policy of landscape connectivity in southwest Washington. It will serve as a springboard for future collaboration and explore opportunities to work together to adapt to a changing climate, create a more resilient landscape, and stem the loss and fragmentation of habitat for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and working lands in southwest Washington.

Reconnecting symbiotic and codependent ecological systems can secure our landscape of prized outdoor recreation and productive working lands. This summit also aims to connect people, projects, and policies that can facilitate a landscape-level connected blueprint for a functional landscape.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cascades to Coast Landscape Collaborative, Defenders of Wildlife, Conservation Northwest, Lewis County Conservation District, Wildlands Network and The Evergreen State College Masters of Environmental Studies Program collaboratively present this community learning opportunity.

Agencies, businesses, landowners, tribes, nonprofits and other interested stakeholders are invited to this inaugural summit. Please note at this time all in person WDFW venue events require the wearing of masks.

Learn more about the habitat connectivity summit and our Cascades to Olympics program