Restoring Wildlife

Conservation NW’s Science and Conservation Director Honored by Peers

Grand Mound, WA – Our Senior Science and Conservation Director, Dave Werntz, was recognized for his outstanding collaborative work with wildlife partners at last month’s annual Washington Chapter Wildlife Society conference. He was named this year’s winner of the Partnership Award, which recognizes an outstanding accomplishment by a person or organization for working with and … Continued

Big Wins for Biodiversity, Wolves, Forests, and Climate this Legislative Session!  

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.

Our comments on the State’s Draft Status Review for Columbian White-tailed Deer

Conservation Northwest Comments on Washington Department of Wildlife’s Draft Status Review for the Columbian White-tailed Deer Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Taylor Cotton P.O. Box 43141 Olympia, WA 98504 November 18, 2022 Dear Mr. Cotton, Conservation Northwest is grateful to be given the opportunity to provide comments for the Draft Status Review for the … Continued

Bipartisan Wildlife Bill Left Out of Omnibus Funding Package

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

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

‘Most Significant Wildlife Conservation Bill in Half Century’ Passes U.S. House 

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