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Protecting, Connecting and Restoring
Thanks to the support of our members, we’re restoring fishers to Washington. But keeping the Northwest wild is about so much more than just one species. Will you help protect our natural heritage and ensure a wild future by becoming a Conservation Northwest member at: www.conservationnw.org/join-us? Our M.O. is simple: connect the big landscapes, protect the most vulnerable wildlife, and conserve our natural heritage for future generations. But we can’t do it without your support!
Time for the Grizzly?
Now is the time to restore the North Cascades grizzly bear! The North Cascades Ecosystem is home to the only remaining grizzly bear population on the West Coast of the contiguous United States. Although grizzlies have lived in the North Cascades for thousands of years, biologists estimate that fewer than ten remain today, making it the most at-risk bear population in North America.
After decades of research, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies have released proposals to support the recovery of this iconic species. This is welcome news, and a historic conservation opportunity. But just how do we restore these magnificent animals?
Follow the story of grizzly bear recovery in Montana’s Cabinet Mountains, through the lens of ecologist and bear expert Chris Morgan. Grizzly recovery in the Cabinet Mountains, done through science and community involvement, could serve as a model for the North Cascades.
Learn more and help #SavetheCascadesGrizzly at www.northcascadesgrizzly.org
A Chris Morgan Wildlife / Wildlife Media Production. Made possible through the support of the National Parks Conservation Association, The Cutler Foundation, Conservation Northwest, Vital Ground, Fox-Dobbs Family Trust, Temper of the Times Foundation Inc., BearTrek, Woodland Park Zoo, Icicle Fund, the Mountaineers Foundation, and Joe Scott & Tanja Wilcox. More information at https://www.timeforthegrizzly.com/.
Fishers Reintroduced at Mount Rainier National Park
Fishers have returned to Mount Rainier after being lost to over-trapping and habitat loss almost a century ago! Learn more about our collaborative reintroduction project with the National Park Service, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and other partners at: www.conservationnw.org/fishers. Video: Ted Grudowski December 2, 2016 at Mount Rainier National Park.
Cascade Crossroads: Film Trailer
We’re excited to share a brand new trailer for a film that will tell the story of the monumental wildlife crossings now being built under and over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass! Cascade Crossroads is a film project of the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, a collaborative group of conservation, recreation, tribal, business and community organizations administered by Conservation Northwest. More information and film sponsorship opportunities available at: http://i90wildlifebridges.org/cascade-crossroads/ The full film is planned for release in 2017. Thanks to the organizations and individuals who contributed video, photos and content to this trailer: Conservation Northwest, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Forterra, The Nature Conservancy, Ben Hammond with Lighthawk, Chase Gunnell, John Marshall, Steve Gnam, and Sean Frego. Many organizations and individuals have made the story that is unfolding in the I-90 corridor of Washington state possible. We look forward to recognizing them in the feature documentary. Trailer created by Ted Grudowski, Kris Browne, and Sandy Asher.
Keeping the Northwest Wild
For 27 years we’ve worked to protect, connect and restore wildlife and wildlands in Washington and British Columbia. We’ve won protections for millions of acres of wildlife habitat, reintroduced endangered species and advanced coexistence with iconic carnivores, and reconnected fragmented landscapes for wildlife including lynx, caribou, elk, wolves, wolverines and grizzly bears. Using conservation biology, a collaborative approach, and staff living and working on the ground across our region, we’re keeping the Northwest wild for future generations. This short film premiered at our April 2016 Hope for a Wild Future auction and dinner. Produced by Ted Grudowski and Chase Gunnell. Special thanks to Dr. Gordon H. Orians, Doug MacDonald, Mitch Friedman, Jeff Baierlein and Jen Watkins. Additional footage by Paul Bannick, Alaina Kowitz, Story Warren, Eric Zamora, Lena Jackson, Sean Frego, Chase Gunnell, Eric Snider, Jeremy Williams, Western Wildlife Outreach, WDFW, WSDOT and ODFW.
Protect Your Lands
America’s public lands not only give us cherished outdoor recreation opportunities and protect our fish, wildlife and natural heritage; they also provide strong economic benefits for local communities. Yet our public lands are under threat by powerful special interests who want to seize or steal them for profit. If we want to keep our public lands in public hands, we must raise our voices and ensure that elected leaders defend and preserve them. Take action to protect YOUR lands by sharing this video. Then visit www.protectpubliclands.com to sign our petition to elected officials and find other ways to get involved. #ProtectPublicLands #YourLands #EarthDay #PublicLands
Let’s save southwestern British Columbia’s grizzly bears
The Coast to Cascade Grizzly Bear Initiative is a coalition united to save southwest British Columbia’s grizzly bears. Conservation Northwest serves as the administering organization for this collaborative effort. Find out more about the threatened grizzly bears of southwest BC, the challenges they face and our collective hopes for preventing their decline towards extirpation (local extinction). www.coasttocascades.org Video by Jeremy Williams / River Voices Productions.
Fishers Return to the Cascades
Fishers are back in Washington’s Cascade Mountains for the first time in over 70 years! Seven fishers were reintroduced near Mount Rainier on December 3rd, 2015.
The release of seven fishers is just the start of an effort to rebuild populations by moving as many as 80 fishers within the next two to three years to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. The releases will occur on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and in Mount Rainier National Park. Two to three years later, releases are planned to follow in the North Cascades in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex and in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Learn more about the first fisher release, the result of a decade-long partnership between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the National Park Service, Conservation Northwest and other partners, at: http://bit.ly/1NtBwJd
Chief Ian Campbell (Squamish Nation) on grizzly bear recovery
For Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish Nation, protecting, connecting and restoring grizzly bear populations is part of our responsibility to future generations.
The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative is a collaborative effort to stem the ongoing loss of grizzly bear range and promote grizzly bear recovery in the transboundary ecosystems of southwest British Columbia and northwest Washington state. Learn more at: https://www.conservationnw.org/our-work/habitat/coast-range-to-cascades/
Voices Of Cascadia: The Next Generation – WildLinks Conference 2015
If the youth leaders of tomorrow’s conservation movement could tell natural resource practitioners, wildlife and wildlands agencies, and non-profit organizations one thing, what would it be? To kick off the 2015 WildLinks Conference we decided to find out!
Working with students from the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of… as well as attendees of the North Cascades Institute ‘s Environmental Learning Center, we interviewed over a dozen young people about what they thought was important for a wild and healthy future in our region. This video is a sampling of what they had to say.
Led by the Cascadia Partner Forum and Conservation Northwest, WildLinks is our annual conference and science briefing that brings together researchers, conservationists, land managers, agency officials, tribal and First Nations leaders and other experts from Washington and British Columbia. The goal is to share ideas and better coordinate keeping our region’s wildlands and wildlife populations healthy and connected.
The 2015 WildLinks Conference is hosted by the Cascadia Partner Forum and sponsored by Conservation Northwest , the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission , Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife , North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative and the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Learn more here.
Video by Joseph Eusebio (2015 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar) and Chase Gunnell (Conservation Northwest). Produced by Ted Grudowski (http://www.tedgrudowski.com/)
Connecting Wildlife Habitat Under and Over I-90
The landscape in Washington’s central Cascades, spanning Snoqualmie Pass and bisected by Interstate 90, forms an important travel corridor for people, goods and wildlife. Since 2000, through The Cascades Conservation Partnership and the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, we’ve led efforts to reconnect Washington’s north and south Cascades by protecting and restoring habitat and establishing safe wildlife crossings under and over I-90. Video produced by Ted Grudowski.
Ranching and Grizzly Bears 2015
Originally produced in 2004 by Conservation Northwest (then the Northwest Ecosystem Alliance) Chris Morgan (Insight Wildlife Management), Vidcom Productions and John Cofrin, we’ve updated this 30 minute documentary-style film for 2015 and the announcement of a long-awaited North Cascades grizzly bear restoration EIS!
WildLinks: Why Grizzly Bears?
Produced by Conservation Northwest for WildLinks 2014 and the Cascadia Partner Forum, this short video dives into the role of grizzly bears as an important umbrella species for wildlife and wild lands across the Northwest, from B.C. into Washington’s North Cascades. Restoring these Northwest natives, now absent from much of their historic range, provides a powerful tool for collaboration, coexistence and region-wide conservation.
The Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project
When it comes to documenting the presence of wildlife in our region, Conservation Northwest Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project staff and volunteers are on the front lines; tracking wildlife where state and federal agencies don’t have the resources to go, from the Washington Cascades to the Kettle Crest to British Columbia. Video produced by Ted Grudowski.
Chief Michelle Edwards on Grizzly Bears in British Columbia
Chief Michelle Edwards of the Cayoose Creek Band, St’at’imc Nation, talks about what grizzly bears mean for her people, and how First Nations are working to restore these iconic animals in British Columbia and the greater Pacific Northwest. Learn more at www.coasttocascades.org.
Spring-Fall 2014 Best Photos! Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project
Our spring-fall 2014 volunteer wildlife monitoring season has come to a close! See highlights and some of the best animal photos from this past season in this new video produced by our monitoring team.
Wolf Management Research Symposium
On October 29, 2014, some of the leading experts on wolf ecology and management came together at the University of Washington to present current science on the different impacts that lethal management may have on wolf ecology, pack structure, habitat connectivity, social acceptance, and recovery and to discuss how to apply this knowledge to wildlife management in the Pacific Northwest.
Howling with Washington Wolves in Colville National Forest
We came back from a range riding trip in Eastern Washington with this neat video of using howls as a tool to locate a wolf pack, and make sure they were separated from the rancher’s livestock. To read more about our summer 2014 range riding trip, and our wolf-livestock conflict avoidance programs, visit our Scat! blog here.
Conservation Northwest celebrates 25 years!
This video, produced by Ted Grudowski, was created for our 2014 Hope for a Wild Future auction. It takes us back to the early days of Conservation Northwest and celebrates 25 years of success.
Wolverine Attacks Trail Camera! | Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Program
A wolverine attacking one of our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Program trail cameras in the Chiwaukum Mountains west of Leavenworth!
2013 Wildlife Monitoring Results | Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Program
Highlights from Conservation Northwest’s Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project. Remote cameras were installed and maintained by volunteers in Washington’s Cascade Mountains and British Columbia’s Rossland Range during the 2013 season. You can volunteer or sponsor a camera team here!
Our multimedia project “Columbia Highlands: Washington’s Last Wilderness Frontier” puts the wild northeast corner of Washington on the Conservation map.
With our help, native forest mammals called Pacific fishers are reintroduced to the Olympic Peninsula. Watch video of their 2009 release.
Biologists tell us that northeastern Washington is vital to wildlife, from lynx to wolves. Have a look to learn about safe passage for animals there.
The Loomis Forest Fund stands today as a great success wrought by the imagination, forethought, and generosity of all who were part of it.