Conservation Northwest Unveils the Wildlife Ambassador Project in the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River

Conservation Northwest Unveils the Wildlife Ambassador Project in the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River

Conservation Northwest / Jun 20, 2023 / Public Lands, Recreation, Volunteering

Help inform the public on how to recreate respectfully and responsibly while enjoying the great outdoors!

CNW is set to launch a new Wildlife Ambassador Project and is seeking volunteers to help educate the public about co-existing with wildlife in the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River area.

Formed by a partnership between Conservation Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Snoqualmie Tribe, with support from the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, this project seeks to bring the public together to promote responsible and respectful recreation in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River area.

Securing food and scented items is crucial while camping in wildlife habitat. Photo: NPS/A. Braaten

Ambassadors will share information about local flora and fauna and tips to recreate outside with minimal impact to various natural and cultural resources across the Snoqualmie Valley. The outreach effort will place volunteers with CNW staff to connect with visitors at trail heads and campgrounds in this popular recreation area.

While there are many positive aspects about more people enjoying the great outdoors, wildlife like black bear, elk, cougar, mountain goat, deer and other species are susceptible to impacts to unfortunate impacts like displacement, disturbance, and food-conditioning.

This outreach effort aims to better the relationship between recreation and wildlife by ensuring that people have the knowledge they need to recreate safely and respectfully within wildlife habitat.

This effort hopes to inspire stewardship champions by sharing ways to recreate with wildlife in mind–like sticking to designated trails, securing food and trash when camping, keeping pets leashed, and practicing respect for the land’s diverse natural and cultural resources.

Sign up to volunteer with this project and join us at our Wildlife Ambassador volunteer training!

Sunday, June 25
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Snoqualmie Library


Join us and learn about the diverse wildlife in the area, wildlife-wise recreation practices, bear safety techniques, and best ways to engage the public with responsible recreation topics!

Learn more about Wildlife and Recreation Coexistence on our webpage!
Since time immemorial, Tribes have lived within and cared for the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley–a landscape that contains diverse natural and cultural resources. This area is also home to many recreation opportunities like hiking, camping, and biking. More public knowledge about the importance of recreating respectfully can help improve coexistence between wildlife and recreation. Photo: CNW