Protecting Wildlands

Act now to protect threatened Washington sagelands

Use your voice to ensure renewable energy projects don’t harm sensitive habitat and ecosystems!  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a virtual open-house meeting and is inviting public comments to update the 2012 Western Solar Plan to develop solar projects more effectively and efficiently.  Conservation Northwest promotes the transition to renewable energy through careful … Continued

Groups Applaud Forest Service Proposal to Conserve Old Growth 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

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