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Who we are

Conservation Northwest's story as an organization: successes, coalitions, finances, staff, board, contacts

Proven and successful
For 25 years, we've 
protected and connected
hundreds of thousands of
acres in Washington and BC

"Keeping the Northwest wild" since 1989, we champion iconic wildlife and protect, connect and restore old-growth forests and other wildlands from the Washington Coast to the British Columbia Rockies for the benefit of people and wildlife. We're your voice for conserving wildlands and amazing wildlife.

Our M.O. is simple: connect the big landscapes, protect the most vulnerable wildlife, and conserve our natural heritage for future generations. 

Conservation Northwest represents over 4,000 dues-paying members in Washington, British Columbia and beyond. Our conservation community also includes over ten thousand activists, supporters and online followers.

Learn more about What We Do or learn our history in this Timeline. See what people have to say about us in these Testimonials


Our staff work around Washington state and into southern British Columbia, including two main offices in Bellingham and Seattle. 

  • Bellingham1208 Bay Street #201, Bellingham, WA 98225-4301
  • Seattle, 1829 10th Ave W, Suite B Seattle, WA 98119

Conservation Northwest field staff and contractors also live in Olympia, Twisp, Omak, Chewelah, Colville, Vancouver and Whistler, working throughout Washington and British Columbia. We're a grassroots part of these communities working for a better future for wildlife, wildlands, and people.

    CNW Staff 2016

    The Conservation Northwest team at our November 2016 Staff Retreat in Okanogan County. 


    Our Board of Directors and Board of Advisers are both passionate and driven to protect wildlife and connect wildlands in the greater Northwest.

    Bald snow Eric Zamora
    Smart and strategic
    We work with local communities, 
    build science-based solutions, 
    and lead innovative partnerships

    Bighorn sheep James Johnston


    Starting coalitions and forming partnerships, we have a history of finding solutions: from our pioneering protection of important lynx habitat in the Loomis State Forest to our cutting-edge work with The Cascades Conservation Partnership, protecting and connecting old-growth forests, wildlife habitat, and trails.


    We are known for our accomplishments gained through creative and effective strategies, resulting in the  protection of more than 350,000 acres of wild lands and the restoration of forests on hundreds of thousands of acres. You can see our successes near where you live on our interactive map.


    Our finances: Conservation Northwest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with three offices and sixteen staff around the state that are supported by around 5,000 families and hundreds of volunteers who together provide 70 percent of our funding. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Our non-profit federal tax-exempt number is 94-3091547 and our Washington state UBI # is 601 135 446.

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