Speak up today for Northwest Forests! After 30 years, the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP) is being updated! Spanning 24 million acres of national forest in Washington, Oregon and California, the NFP is the world’s first ecosystem management plan. Its foundation is solid; it has proven successful in improving our river habitat, which prevents direct … Continued
News Category: National Forests
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 19, 2023) – A group of conservation, sporting, and forest stewardship organizations lauded the U.S. Forest Service for announcing a historic proposal to conserve old-growth forests through proactive, science-based management approaches to address climate change and other threats to these forests. The agency’s proposal seeks to chart a new direction for the … Continued
We’re looking for volunteers to join us for a day in the woods on August 19 preparing for upcoming prescribed fires. This will be a fun opportunity to do meaningful work for forest health and spend the day with knowledgeable resource specialists and conservationists! Ruffed Grouse Society and Conservation Northwest are partnering with the Wildlife Biologist, … Continued
Submit comments by August 30 that call for mature and old-growth forest protection On Earth Day, President Biden issued an executive order directing federal land managers to identify ways to conserve mature and old-growth forests across America. This is a momentous opportunity! A chance for meaningful change! Older forests face an array of threats, from … Continued
Tell your members of Congress to fund national forest infrastructure to benefit wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and local communities. Since 2018, the federal government has neglected to invest in national forest road systems, creating problems for our waterways and fish populations, especially when extreme weather events are driven by climate change. Rainwater routinely washes … Continued
Conservation Northwest objects to the North Fork Nooksack Vegetation Management Project draft decision
Conservation Northwest offers an analysis of fire suppression techniques and presents a case for fuelbreak alternatives: thinning and prescribed burning
Ask Congress to reinstate and fund the Legacy Roads and Trails program to benefit wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and restoration jobs.
WILD NW Action Alert #317: Through April 3, comment on the North Fork Nooksack Project Environmental Assessment in favor of restoring ecological processes and improving forest health.
We submitted technical comments on the Upper Wenatchee Pilot Project in support of landscape-scale restoration and reducing risks of uncharacteristic wildfires, and provided feedback on our concerns around protecting critical habitat.