Join habitat restoration efforts to enhance wildlife connectivity in the I-90 corridor

Join habitat restoration efforts to enhance wildlife connectivity in the I-90 corridor

Conservation Northwest / Oct 14, 2021 / Habitat Restoration, I-90 Wildlife, Volunteering, Wildlife Crossings

Volunteer opportunity to plant native flora and remove non-native plants near I-90 wildlife crossing structures

Join Conservation Northwest and U.S. Forest Service staff for a day of planting and weeding on the wildlife crossings between Hyak and Easton. Our efforts will focus on creating a natural landscape to encourage wildlife to utilize the crossing structures.

Elk herd crossing under I-90 at Gold Creek wildlife structure. Photo: WSDOT

Thursday October 28
9:30AM – 2:00 PM

(This volunteer event is now FULL!)

Please fill-out the form below to be next on the wait list and receive follow up for additional opportunities to volunteer with Conservation Northwest in the future.

Constructed in 2018, an overcrossing near Snoqualmie Pass, as well as other crossings in the area, serve as key wildlife movement points for elk, black-tailed and mule deer, coyotes, black bears, fishers and other critters. Supporting wildlife movement across I-90 makes habitat in the interstate corridor more permeable for all wildlife, and supplements the habitat restoration efforts of our Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program.

Conservation Northwest volunteer teams restore habitat in the Central Cascades, near I-90 wildlife crossings. Photo: Laurel Baum

If interested in volunteering, please bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Be prepared for rain or shine and wear sturdy, waterproof boots. We will provide work gloves, tools and will have a hand washing station back at a vehicle.

Once registered, you’ll receive an email with the exact meet-up information prior to the volunteer work date. Plan on drive time to about 5 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. We will likely meet up near the wildlife over-crossing structure.

RSVP down below. If you need to contact us, please email

We hope to see you there!

Laurel Baum
Central Cascades Conservation Associate and Community Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator

Please note that proof of full Covid-19 vaccinations, by October 18th, will be required as this is a partnership with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

There are numerous wildlife crossings east of Snoqualmie Pass to increase wildlife permeability on the landscape. This graphic was made by The Nature Conservancy in Washington.