Protecting Wildlands

Healthy forests, thriving grasslands and clean watersheds go hand-in-hand with healthy, prosperous communities and abundant wildlife.

Our wild public lands also offer cherished places to hike, camp, climb, ski, wildlife watch, fish, hunt and otherwise enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s rich natural heritage.

Healthy forests are more resilient against large wildfires, and old-growth provides vital habitat for fishers, spotted owls, marbled murrelets, Roosevelt elk, wild salmon, and other iconic animal species.

Conservation Northwest was one of the first groups to recognize the power of community collaboration and landscape-scale forest restoration. Through our Forest Field Program and other efforts, these tools help restore and protect forests, parks, and other wildlands. We also promote private land conservation, sustainable forestry and responsible outdoor recreation— working to support thriving local communities and future generations of conservationists.

Learn about our programs protecting wildlands and wilderness at the links below!