WildLinks Conference

Bringing together scientists, conservationists and natural resource practitioners from Washington and British Columbia

Led by the Cascadia Partner Forum and Conservation Northwest, WildLinks is our annual conference and science briefing that brings together researchers, conservationists, land managers, agency officials, tribal and First Nations leaders and other experts from Washington and British Columbia.

The goal is to share ideas and better coordinate keeping our region’s wildlands and wildlife populations healthy and connected.

Visit the Cascadia Partner Forum page for more information. 

A big thank you all of the sponsors and partners that make each year’s WildLinks Conference a success. And to the attendees who take time to join in the dialogue for wildlife and connected habitat.

Review the information shared over the past nine years with the links below, and mark this webpage to see how the event evolves.

WildLinks archives

2015 WildLinks – October 28-30, 2015, Manning Park Resort, British Columbia. Hosted by the Cascadia Partner Forum, Conservation Northwest, Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission, North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative and the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The 2015 WildLinks gathering aims to bring together the diverse pool of practitioners working throughout Cascadia to create a more resilient landscape for species and ecosystems today and into the future.

2014 WildLinks – The 2014 WildLinks conference, held at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, focused on the transboundary Cascadia region and important connecting ecosystems in partnership with the Cascadia Partner Forum. Key issues covered were grizzly bear and salmon recovery, ecological connectivity, and land access management. View the 2014 Summary Report here.

2013 WildLinks – A workshop of the Cascadia Partner Forum.  Read the Summary Report prepared by Jon Bepple providing an overview of presentations, discussion, and side meetings held during the meeting.

2012 WildLinks – Building off past years.
Moving forward for transboundary coordination in the Cascadia ecosystem for species and habitats in a changing climate.

2011 WildLinks – Coordinating across political borders to help species and ecosystems adapt to a changing climate.
Event summary and links to presentations, breakout group agendas, and resource page links shared at conference.

2010 WildLinks – Building partners, connecting habitat, adapting to change
Event summary and links to presentations from this two-day conference in Seattle, WA, co-hosted by the USFWS Great Northern and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

2009 WildLinks – Thinking Across Borders
Event summary and links to presentations from this two-day conference focused on recognizing the needs of wildlife on both sides of the US-Canada border.

2008 WildLinks – Planning for a Future with Working Landscapes and Wildlife Linkages
Event summary about this two-day conference focused on wildlife and lands from the North Cascades to northeastern Washington.

2007 [the first] WildLinks – Washington’s Cascades 
Event summary from this one-day conference focused on Washington’s North Cascades.