Connecting the Cascades to the Rocky Mountains with a wildlife corridor

Connecting the Cascades to the Rocky Mountains with a wildlife corridor

Connecting the North Cascades and the Rocky Mountains through habitat corridors, wildlife crossings, forest restoration and wilderness protection. By Chase Gunnell, Communications Directors “As the climate changes, big landscape-level connections are essential. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been trying to bridge together the Cascades to the Rockies, to protect the habitat corridor,” – Mitch Friedman, … Continued

Wildlife using Highway 97 crossing thanks to you

Since completing renovations on Janis Bridge to better serve as a wildlife crossing, we’ve documented dozens of animals safely crossing Highway 97! By Matthew Brouwer, Development Director A few weeks ago we updated you on progress with the Okanagon Wildlife Crossing Campaign including protective fencing along Highway 97 and improvements to a wildlife crossing under Janis … Continued

Restoring lynx habitat near Coxit Mountain and Loomis State Forest

After decommissioning nearly 3 miles of unauthorized, user-built trail near the Loomis State Forest, Canada lynx and other species can enjoy greater security and movement through this critical habitat. By Keiko Betcher, Communications and outreach Associate When it comes to connecting and restoring landscapes, every section counts. Especially for endangered species like Canada lynx. This … Continued

Clarity in Central Washington’s Sagelands

Working from Ellensburg, Rose uses her extensive experience as a wildlife biologist to support our work to maintain, restore and connect shrub-steppe landscapes for the good of both wildlife and people. By Rose Piccinini, Sagelands Contractor When I started my career as a general wildlife biologist, I expected a moment of clarity that would solidify … Continued

Critical habitat – and a highway runs through it

Your donation will help us buy the first wildlife crossing for Highway 97 in the Okanogan Valley! By Leigh Ann Gilmer, Development Director & Chief Operating Officer There’s a 12-mile span of highway in north-central Washington that’s designated as a “high kill area.” Along this stretch, drivers grip their steering wheels with tight knuckles as they test … Continued

Can drinking beer really save mule deer?

We invite you to drink beer with us and learn about some BIG projects we’re working on this summer! By Maureen McGregor, Membership Associate Invite your friends and bring the family – there will be games and raffle prizes for all! Pizza and light snacks will be provided. $10 suggested donation + all Lagunitas beer sale proceeds will benefit Conservation … Continued