Protecting Wildlands

A summer with our Scholars: restoration, education and new friends!

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars from across the U.S. jumped into Conservation Northwest restoration fieldwork this summer. Riparian Restoration and Education at Conservation Northwest – Kareli Mora Ayon, Mikayla J. Agbamuche, and Amber Smith from DDCSP@UW on Vimeo. For the second year in a row, Conservation Northwest has had the good fortune and great privilege to … Continued

Legal win in Mardee Lake case big step for protection of critical wildlife corridor

Victory for wildlife in Snoqualmie Pass! Conservation Northwest joins our legal partners at Crag Law Center in celebrating last week’s victory protecting wildlife, fish habitat, and wetlands near Snoqualmie Pass. We filed a lawsuit this spring to try to protect the threatened wildlife corridor encompassing Mardee Lake, which has long been an area of focus … Continued

Prized Stretch of the Okanogan River Conserved and Ancestral Lands Returned to Colville Tribes

March 8, 2023 OKANOGAN COUNTY, Washington—Last week, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC), the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) permanently protected two miles of the Okanogan River and a key piece of one of the state’s most important wildlife corridors by conserving McLoughlin Falls Ranch. The 727-acre … Continued

Conservation Northwest’s Annual Report 2020-2021

We officially published our Annual Report for 2020-2021. View online or pick up a physical copy. If asked about life before 2020-2021, most people might answer in terms of the pandemic. Not me. Here’s what I remember from that time: There were no lynx in the Kettle Range of northeastern Washington. Reintroduction of Pacific fishers … Continued

Letter to Governor Inslee’s office regarding solar farm siting in Douglas County

Conservation Northwest sends letter to Governor’s office asking to protect endangered species and local community interests in solar farm development proposals. The following is a letter to state government officials regarding recently proposed solar farm development sites in Douglas County, north-central Washington. As part of our Sagelands Heritage Program, we are working with various state … Continued