Some of Conservation Northwest's and our membership's many achievements keeping the Northwest wild since 1989.
Creative and effective, Conservation Northwest has protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlands, wildlife habitat, and old growth, and touched thousands of lives throughout the greater Northwest since our founding.
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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, recording the Teanaway Pack, and in 2012, a Cascades wolverine 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 findings 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 introduce Pacific fisher, a native forest mammal, to the Olympic Peninsula.
- 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, most notably The Cascades Conservation Partnership.
- For wild lands and wildlife in northeastern Washington's Columbia Highlands we've made headway, connecting wildlife habitat, protecting forests, and improving local jobs.
Our work in review
- 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