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Teanaway protection connects wildlife habitat

Jul 11, 2013

Over 50,000 acres of rich watershed and habitat for wolves and other wildlife in the Teanaway River Valley will soon be acquired and managed as Washington State public land, thanks to the ongoing work of Forterra and other partners. The Teanaway acquisition adds to the Cascades habitat connectivity objectives spearheaded by Conservation Northwest through our Cascades Conservation Partnership.

Teanaway protection connects wildlife habitat

Looking through the antlers of an elk toward the wildlife-rich Teanaway Valley. Photo: Conservation NW/Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project

Over 50,000 acres of rich watershed and habitat for wolves and other wildlife in the Teanaway River Valley will soon be acquired and managed as Washington State public land, thanks to the ongoing work of Forterra, Washington Environmental Council, The Wilderness Society, and other partners.

The Teanaway acquisition adds to the Cascades habitat connectivity objectives spearheaded by Conservation Northwest through our Cascades Conservation Partnership.

The $90 million to acquire the property came through in the state’s Capital Budget Bill, making for the largest state habitat purchase in a generation.

While this will protect habitat for wolves and many other species, the primary purpose is to advance the watershed objectives of a multi-stakeholder effort called the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan. All the players, from conservation groups to state agencies to farming and irrigation interests to eastside counties lobbied jointly for funding of the Teanaway and other plan elements.

In its press release, Forterra thanked "Team Teanaway," which includes Conservation Northwest.

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