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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 champions rare and recovering wildlife and protects, connects and restores old-growth forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the B.C. Rockies.

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

We work hard to protect wildlife and habitat because what is good for wildlife is good for people, too. Clean air and water, protected forests, mountains, and other wildlands, healthy and connected natural ecosystems—it all adds up to a better quality of life in our region.

Learn more about What We Do.

Learn more about our history in our milestones timeline, "Then, and Now" and "25 Years of Success"


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

Conservation Northwest Staff Photo



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


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. Our recent work in review is below, and 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.

Our work in review

And beyond: Our timeline, 25 Years of Success

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