Microsoft Giving Campaign

Please support Giving Campaign #2293

Conservation Northwest and our Giving Campaign Steering Committee invite you to support us during the Microsoft Giving Campaign. Your work helps us protect, connect and restore wildlife and wildlands in and between Washington and British Columbia.

Contact Paul Bannick to learn more about Conservation Northwest, 206.675.9747 x202, paul@conservationnw.org

Steering committeE: Mark Christiansen, JENNY DOOLEY, Richard Draves, Ted Hart, Karolina Kowalik, Sean Livingston, Christina Olson, Hammad Rajjoub, Brian Sanderson.


Join us at our upcoming Conservation Northwest Updates!

Please join us for a virtual briefing to learn more about wildlife and wildlands in the Pacific Northwest, meet CNW staff and fellow wildlife and conservation enthusiasts at Microsoft, and ask your burning questions about our work. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest’s founder and Executive Director. From wildlife bridges to wolf and grizzly recovery and fisher reintroduction, we’ll share all of the latest news on our work for a wilder Northwest!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming virtual Conservation Northwest talks via MS Teams. To register for the MS Teams link, please register here or contact Paul at paul@conservationnw.org.

  • Conservation Northwest’s Wildlife Work: Oct 13 @ 4 pm with Mitch Friedman: Hear from Conservation Northwest’s founder and Executive Director, Mitch Friedman, about work to recover iconic Northwest species, including wolves, lynx, and fisher.
  • Conservation Northwest’s Climate Adaptation: Oct 15 @ 4 pm with Mitch Friedman: Hear from Conservation Northwest’s founder and Executive Director, Mitch Friedman, about how work that helps our Northwest ecosystems be more resilient in the face of a changing climate, such as increasing connectivity between habitats and wildlife populations (including with highway over/underpasses) and actively restoring health to forests.
  • Conservation Northwest Program Update: Oct 28 @ 4 pm with Mitch Friedman: Hear Conservation Northwest’s founder and Executive Director, Mitch Friedman, present an overview of our work and updates about our key programs across the region, from forests to sage-lands to carnivore recovery.
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Conservation Northwest protects, connects, and restores wildlife and wildlands from the Washington Coast to the B.C. Rockies. You can learn more about some of our recent accomplishments here.

Right now, we are focused on protecting habitat connections that maintain a functional wildlands network that includes the North Cascades, Central Cascades, Columbia Highlands, Greater Rocky Mountains, and British Columbia Coast and Chilcotin Ranges.

We aim to re-wild these ecosystems through the protection and connection of critical habitat and the recovery of native wildlife. This includes a long-term commitment to safeguarding native predators like wolves by helping ranchers, farmers, and rural communities minimize livestock conflicts through non-lethal methods.

We’re working on the ground to keep the Northwest wild and we need your support! In 2021, your support will go a long way for wildlife and wildlands:

$35 makes you a supporting member and gets you our print newsletter and special member offers
$100 supports reintroduction of native fishers in the North Cascades
$250 purchases native plants for a volunteer habitat restoration event
$500 sponsors the training, volunteers, and equipment needed to run a remote camera station and collect critical data on wolverines, lynx, and grizzly bears during a season
$600 pays a week’s salary for a range rider to help prevent conflict between livestock and Washington’s wolves
$1000 identifies you as a Forest Sentinel, which makes you one of our key supporters and ensures we send you special updates and invitations to exclusive events and briefings
$2500 sustains efforts to construct wildlife crossings to connect habitats throughout the Northwest
$5000 restores a mile of abandoned logging roads, connecting habitat and providing safe refuge for wildlife like elk, wolves, and wolverines

Your Dollars at Work

In 2020, your donations conserved wildlife and habitat. They helped us:

  • Lead the recovery of endangered wildlife like fishers, which are bounding back into the Cascades after a long absence. Fishers were once trapped for their luxurious fur and had disappeared from Washington’s mountains by the 1930s. But, after over a decade of collaborative work, we helped reintroduce the first fishers to the Cascades in 2015. Today, we’re making great progress on a multi-year project to reintroduce approximately 80 fishers to the North Cascades.
  • Install and work towards completing the first wildlife bridge on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass. The Keechelus Lake Wildlife Overcrossing joins several underpasses constructed as part of our I-90 Wildlife Corridor Campaign. These historic and unique crossings help connect important wildlife habitat and populations.
  • Minimize conflict between wolves and ranchers through our Ranger Rider Pilot Project. This project demonstrates the effectiveness of non-lethal conflict deterrence methods and promotes social tolerance for wolves in rural communities. Such methods have helped make it possible for Washington’s wolf population to increase every year since 2008, when Conservation Northwest confirmed the state’s first wolf pups in nearly a century.
  • Protect public landsThrough our leadership and partnerships with national allies, we stand strong to protect our public lands in Washington and beyond.
  • Monitor wildlife recovery in Washington through the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, which is one of the largest volunteer-powered wildlife monitoring projects in the country!
Restore native wildlife 

While carnivores are returning to the Northwest, their small numbers and limited ranges leave them vulnerable. Conservation Northwest is working to safeguard the return of keystone carnivores, including:

  • Gray wolves by increasing social tolerance for wolves among ranchers, hunters, and rural communities and promoting scientific information about the ecological benefits of wolves.
  • Grizzly bears through supporting recovery planning efforts in the North Cascades and working with partners in British Columbia to ensure there is connected grizzly bear habitat from southwest B.C. into northwest Washington.
  • Fishers through working with the National Park Service and state agencies to successfully reintroduce fishers to Mount Rainier National Park and the North Cascades National Park Complex.
  • Canada lynx by protecting critical lynx habitat in the Kettle Range mountains and helping local populations recover.
Connect wildlife habitat

When habitat is fragmented, wildlife populations are at risk as animals have trouble finding unrelated mates, new territory, and ample food supply. Conservation Northwest works to protect habitat links that keep Washington’s Cascade Mountains connected to the B.C. Coast Range to the north and the Columbia Highlands and Rocky Mountains to the east. Our habitat connection efforts include:

  • Providing regional leadership on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border for protecting and connecting habitat.
  • Nurturing relationships among land, wildlife, and transportation agencies and allied nonprofits.
  • Advancing state, regional, and national wildlife connectivity policy.
  • Restoring forest and aquatic habitat.
  • Supporting wildlife crossing construction.
Protect wildlife habitat

Wildlife need strong core habitat to survive and breed. Conservation Northwest defends large blocks of old-growth forest and critical wildlands, including sagelands, which are essential to the survival and recovery of threatened wildlife. We protect vital native habitat by:

  • Fighting irresponsible resource extraction and excessive development in forests and roadless areas.
  • Partnering with agencies and local communities to implement science-based management policies.
  • Leveraging examples from the field into policy reform through lobbying, media exposure, favorable court rulings, and increased public support and involvement.