Our Wildland Partners
Why they became Wildland Partners for Conservation Northwest? Hear the stories from our supporters.
At Conservation Northwest we rely on contributions from our members to help support our work to keep the Northwest wild. And we're happy for regular support we can count on. Becoming a Wildland Partner and giving monthly or quarterly is easy, safe, and secure.
For Paul and Pat Martin who have been Wildland Partners since 2010, the convenience of the program is why they joined. “It was easy, the monthly deduction,” Paul said. “Instead of making one or two larger donations a year, we are making multiple small donations.”
Paul supports our work because he believes maintaining habitat for wildlife is vital in this time of rapidly increasing human populations. “I like to at least pretend there is a little bit of wild land left, the frontier and all of that,” Paul said. And with his monthly donation to our work, we are doing our best to make sure that Paul doesn’t have to pretend.
Long-time environmentalists and opponents of sprawl, Richard and Elsie Zarnowitz also became members because they support wild lands. Elsie said they decided to become Wildland Partners 12 years ago because their monthly donations provide us with the comfort of knowing their support will consistently be there.
Julie Carpenter became a Wildland Partner not necessarily for the convenience or for the community programs we offer, but because it makes her feel like she is empowering the Conservation Northwest staff to do the work she doesn’t have time to fit into her busy schedule. “I get a bit of relief knowing that while I’m not able to stay on top of the many regional issues of importance to preserving the eco-health of the great Pacific Northwest, Conservation Northwest is doing just that.”
“Since extinction is forever, and since government, the economy, and so many people conspire to value continued exploitation of natural resources over conservation, it’s just critically important that we push back to preserve what we can,” Julie said.
You can help us push back by becoming a Wildland Partner today—it’s as easy as filling out a form online or giving the lovely Julia a call at 800.878.9950 x 110.