We officially published our Annual Report for 2022. Each year surpasses the last as we bolster our programs and impact on the ground with a keen focus on connecting, protecting, and restoring wildlife and wildlands in the Northwest.
News Category: Restoring Wildlife
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
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.
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
We submitted the following letter to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in support of their 2022 land acquisition priorities, which would benefit wildlife connectivity in two of our conservation programs. WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE REAL ESTATE SERVICES P.O. BOX 43158 OLYMPIA, WA 98504 Nov. 11, 2022 Electronic version (PDF) Dear … Continued
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
Canada lynx numbers are on the upswing in eastern Washington due to successful trapping and hauling efforts in the last two years NESPELEM, Wash. – The Colville Confederated Tribes’ (CCT) wildlife staff and project partners were recently in Canada and captured 10 Canada lynx and relocated them to their new home on the Colville Indian … Continued
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
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
Tell your members of Congress to advocate for the passing of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act to invest in our wildlife and wildlands!