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Keeping the Northwest wild

Some of Conservation Northwest's and our membership's many achievements keeping the Northwest wild since 1989.

Some of our members and supporters
Some of our members and supporters

Creative and effective, for over 25 years Conservation Northwest has protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlands and wildlife habitat, and touched thousands of lives throughout the greater Northwest.

Since our founding in 1989, we've been using creative conservation protect and connect old-growth forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the B.C. Rockies: vital to a healthy future for us, our children, and wildlife.

Learn more about our staff, board and conservation coalitions.

 Our Work

View a timeline of our work keeping the Northwest wild and read more about our successes over the last 25 years. Or check out a Google Earth map of our work.

Our work in review

  • 2014: 25 years! Milestones
  • 2013: Connecting and protecting
  • 2012: Gaining ground
  • 2011: A wilder year
  • 2010: Reinventing conservation
  • 2009: Protecting and connecting, Coast to Rockies
  • 2008: Welcome back, wildlife
  • 2007: Year of quiet success

Our achievements include

  • In 2008, our wildlife monitoring cameras documented the first wolf pack to return to Washington in 70 years. In 2011, volunteers did it again, providing the first record of the Teanaway Pack, as well as the recovery of wolverines south of Stevens Pass.
  • We led, and won, protection for Canada lynx under the Endangered Species Act.
  • We helped gain a recovery plan for Washington's wolves and are finding solutions to improve the outlook for wolves and ranchers and others.
  • We protected 25,000 acres of the Loomis State Forest in north-central Washington, essential habitat for lynx.
  • We helped reintroduce the Pacific fisher to the Olympic Peninsula; next step is recovery of this native forest mammal to the Cascades.
  • We achieved, with Canadian conservation groups, a major commitment from the BC government to protect habitat for the endangered mountain caribou
  • Over the years we've spearheaded a number of successful partnerships and coalitions, including The Cascades Conservation Partnership in 2000, and the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative in 2013.
  • In northeastern Washington's Columbia Highlands we are keeping wilderness alive, connecting wildlife habitat, protecting forests, and improving local jobs.
Learn more about our coalition work or read testimonials about Conservation Northwest!
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