Back to School at Cox Meadow: restoring national forest wetlands in the Okanogan

Saving lives on Highway 97

Supporters and partners helped us reach our fundraising goal for the Okanogan Wildlife Crossing Campaign, ensuring safer passage for mule deer across Highway 97. by mitch Friedman, executive director Today, we’re thrilled to say thank you and congratulations to everyone who has supported our Okanogan Wildlife Crossing Campaign. The collective generosity of more than 570 … Continued

Sagelands Heritage Program conserves critical wildlands

We collaborated with partners this year to make progress for two key areas in the northern half of our program: Spiva Butte in Douglas County and the proposed South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park in southern British Columbia. By Jay Kehne, Sagelands Program lead By now I hope you’ve heard about Conservation Northwest’s Sagelands Heritage Program, which … Continued

“Greening” up the Quilomene wildlife area

Our staff, partners and volunteers are improving public access and protecting habitat at the Green Gate access site on the Quilomene Wildlife Area by building an informational kiosk and installing green-dot road signs. By Rose Piccinini, Sagelands Contractor The Green Gate access site, off Old Vantage Highway east of Ellensburg, is the primary public access … Continued

Connecting and restoring Washington’s Sagelands

An update on our new Sagelands Heritage Program in Central Washington and southern British Columbia BY JAY KEHNE, SAGELANDS PROGRAM LEAD The northernmost extent of a “Sagebrush Sea” that extends from the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains to the Inland Northwest, our region’s arid steppe is often overlooked compared to the rugged splendor of … Continued

On the edge of the Sagebrush Sea

Perspectives after a trip to Eastern Washington’s sagelands By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director Vital habitat for sage grouse, pygmy rabbits, mule deer, pronghorn antelope and dozens of other bird and animal species, the Sagebrush Sea is a sprawling shrub-steppe ecosystem stretching from the eastern flanks of the Rocky Mountains in Montana and Wyoming through the Great … Continued