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Wildlife - like people - need places to live and raise their young.

The Animals We Live With

Young grizzly bear. Photo by Steve Johnson Canada lynx. Photo copyright John Robinson Mountain caribou rely on tree lichen on old growth. Photo by Wayne Sawchuk Pacific fisher. Photo by John Wasserman

When asked what key ingredient motivates all our work, we have to answer, "it's the wildlife." At Conservation Northwest we believe in protecting the home territory of wildlife, big and small, in the Northwest. That means protecting wildlife habitat.

Focusing our attention on the needs of larger animals, or "megafauna," often corresponds with the habitat needs of many other species.

Of top concern to us are several at-risk animals, whose populations have sorely shrunk in the past century:

We also actively work to protect other rare or endangered animals: western gray squirrel, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, Gray wolf gazewestern sage grouse, butterflies, (including the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly) , Cherry Point herring, and other trout and salmon.

Volunteers working with our Rare Carnivore Remote Camera Project have collected photos of little-seen animals in remote wild areas between the Okanogan and the Selkirks, helping document the presence and further our knowledge of these beautiful creatures.

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