Cascades to Olympics

Volunteers needed for Highway 12 wildlife connectivity project

Join us for invasive plant removal volunteer days to support wildlife passage under Highway 12 in Southwest Washington After a long winter, Conservation Northwest’s Cascades to Olympics Program (C2O) is ready to start the volunteer season with a bang!  Come join our C2O Program Manager and a diverse and inspiring group of core volunteers as … Continued

Conservation Northwest and Veterans’ Ecological Trades Collective receive funding to bolster habitat restoration and wildlife monitoring along I-5

Disabled Veterans National Foundation grant strengthens collaborative conservation work in the Chehalis Basin  SEATTLE, Wash. – Conservation Northwest, in partnership with the Veterans’ Ecological Trades Collective and the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs, is expanding its efforts to document wildlife movement along Interstate 5 and equip veterans with skills and experience in the conservation field. … Continued

Equitable flood navigation in the Chehalis Basin

University of Washington students from the Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL) developed a robust report for increased representation and advocacy for low-income residents of the Chehalis Basin. SEATTLE, Wash. – Mentoring students and fostering innovative thinking around complex problems to identify the most holistic solutions is a fundamental part of our Cascades to Olympics Program … Continued

Southwest and Coastal Washington Connectivity Summit Resource Guide 2022

Southwest and Coastal Washington summit focused on landscape connectivity for people and the environment.  RIDGEFIELD, WA – Southwest Washington is home to iconic mountains, majestic rivers, and expansive forests. These prized resources are at risk from the impacts of climate change, development, landscape fragmentation, economic pressures, and shifting public values. Climate change and development are also … Continued

Speak up and tell WDFW to improve wildlife connectivity from the Cascades to Olympics 

Wild NW Action Alert #324: Tell the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife that you support land acquisition in SW Washington. The WDFW Commission is expected to review the proposal to acquire 94-acres of land adjacent to the WDFW-owned Davis Creek Unit of the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, outside of Oakville. Conservation Northwest enthusiastically supports … Continued

Chehalis River Alliance statement on flooding by the LAND Steering Committee

The newly formed Local Actions Non-Dam Alternative (LAND) steering committee is looking to develop holistic and sustainable flood reduction projects in the Chehalis Basin. Over the last two decades, flooding events in the Chehalis River Basin have been alarming and hazardous for many local communities. The Chehalis River Alliance supports a non-dam alternative and released … Continued

Cascades to Olympics program annual update 2021

A time to reflect on another year of work for habitat connectivity, Chehalis Basin watershed protection, wildlife mapping, natural climate mitigation and more! “The trials and tribulations of the last two years have tested our minds, bodies, and spirits, but the adversity that has been so difficult to overcome is also the crucible where resilient … Continued