The 2023 session brought big wins for many of Conservation Northwest’s priorities, including protecting and managing state lands for carbon and biodiversity, increased capacity for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect the state’s natural heritage, funding and program improvements for wolf co-existence, spotted owl habitat restoration, clean energy siting that takes habitat connectivity into account, and improved multi-agency planning for recreation impacts to conservation.
News Category: Legislation
State legislators in Olympia invested a landmark $83 million in forest conservation and ecological forest management practices to boost carbon sequestration on state lands.
Seattle, Wash.— A bipartisan wildlife bill that its supporters have dubbed “the biggest wildlife bill in fifty years” has been left out of the omnibus spending package, leaving very few options for passing the bill this Congress. The bill passed the House in June and has 47 cosponsors in the Senate, including 16 Republicans. “This … Continued
Washington would get $20.7 million to help at-risk wildlife Seattle, Wash. — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill to prevent wildlife extinctions by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Washington will receive around $20.7 million to help 268 species of concern, including … Continued
Inclusion of full funding for Okanogan Valley wildlife crossings in the Forward Washington transportation projects spending package is a huge accomplishment
We recently signed onto a letter to Members of Congress in support of protecting nearly 1.5 million acres as Wilderness, including the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Washington must demand action from British Columbia on mining regulatory reform before it’s too late.
It’s a budget year in Olympia. We’re supporting funding for wildlife crossings, state public lands, restoration and resilience for forests and shrub-steppe, wolf coexistence, environmental justice and more.
A total of $18 million will prevent more than 244 vehicle-deer collisions per year in north-central Washington.
Landmark Legislation Protects Public Lands and Expands Recreation Opportunities for Decades to Come