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About us

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

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

Bighorn sheep James Johnston

"Keeping the Northwest wild" since 1989, Conservation Northwest protects and connects 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.

See the ecosystems where we work and the work we do.
Read testimonials about us. 
Visit our successes page.
Support our work with a donation.

Today we are ensuring that our region is wild enough to support wildlife, from wolves to grizzly bears to mountain caribou. We work with local communities to restore forests and help protect ranchlands. We are ensuring healthy and connected habitat for wildlife, including those moving in the Cascades across Interstate 9, across the Canadian border into B.C., and east and west between the Cascades and the Rockies.

Successes

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. Our recent work in review is below, and you can see our successes near where you live on our interactive map.

Coalitions

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.

Staff

We are sixteen staff around the state, including two main offices in Bellingham and Seattle. Our staff also live in Omak, Twisp, and Orient.

Board

Our board is passionate and driven to protect wildlife and connect wildlands in the greater Northwest.

Finances

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.

Recent work in review

2014: 25 years! Milestones

2013: Connecting and protecting

2012: Gaining ground

2011: A wilder year

2010: Reinventing conservation

2009: Of wolves and wilderness

2008: Welcome back, wildlife

2007: Year of quiet success

And beyond: Our timeline

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