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 work in review
- 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 a Cascades wolverine south of Stevens Pass in 2012 and four wolverines newly documented in 2013.
- 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.