Conservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest

The Conservation Connection

February 2018

Annual AuctionPublic LandsSafe PassageFisher VideoGrizzly UpdateBlanchard Mountain

Join us for our 15th annual auction on Wednesday, April 25 on the Seattle Waterfront!

Join us for our 15th annual auction on Wednesday, April 25 on the Seattle Waterfront!

Join us for our Hope for a Wild Future Auction and Dinner

It's that time of year again! Registration is now open for our 15th annual auction and dinner, our biggest event of the year. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 25, 2018 for an exciting evening at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the Seattle Waterfront.

Enjoy beautiful views of Puget Sound while connecting with fellow conservationists, philanthropists, and local community and business leaders over dinner, wine, and unique auction items donated by our generous conservation community.
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From the Olympic Peninsula and Capitol forests to Blanchard and Tiger mountains, Washington’s State Forests are popular places for outdoor recreation and other activities. Photo: DNR
From the Olympic Peninsula and Capitol forests to Blanchard and Tiger mountains, Washington’s State Forests are popular places for outdoor recreation and other activities.
Photo: DNR

Public land transfer provisions removed from Senate Bill 6140

We're relieved to announce that Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6140 has been amended by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Concerning public land transfer provisions have been removed and a commitment to consider the value of ecosystem services and recreation benefits in an assessment of state foresthas been added.

THANK YOU to everyone who took action—this amendment is a clear example of the power of your voice!
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The Gold Creek Wildlife Undercrossing from above. Photo: Matt Johnson / Cascade Crossroads
The Gold Creek Wildlife Undercrossing from above.
Photo: Matt Johnson / Cascade Crossroads

Your support creates safe passage for people and animals

Two decades ago, we took a big picture look at the I-90 corridor around Snoqualmie Pass and committed to protecting the land, restoring the forests, connecting the habitat and documenting local wildlife. We're proud of the success in this landscape, but it doesn't mean our work is done.

Want to be a part of this vital work for wildlife crossings and connected habitat? Please join Conservation Northwest today for as little as $35!

With such progress protecting, connecting and restoring habitat where I-90 cuts through the Cascade Mountains, we're now looking more closely at other Northwest landscapes where wildlife crossings and improved habitat connectivity are badly needed.
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fisher mom and kit
A fisher mom carries her kit down from a den in the cavity of a tree near Mount Rainier. Photo: WDFW

Fisher reintroduction highlighted on public television and NPR

Thanks to our reintroduction project with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Park Service, fishers are back in Washington state. And now, they're having babies.

This month, Oregon Field Guide shared a great short video on efforts to recover and monitor fishers in Washington's South Cascades. And regional and national NPR stations published radio segments on the project. Learn more about this collaborative success story on our website at the link below! 
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The dream of North Cascades grizzly bear restoration is alive and well. Photo: Jeremy Williams / River Voices Productions
The dream of North Cascades grizzly bear restoration is alive and well.
Photo: Jeremy Williams / River Voices Productions

Update from the Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear

Here's the most accurate reporting on the effort to restore grizzly bears in the North Cascades: federal recovery coordinators have slowed down the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. There is unlikely to be a Final EIS in 2018 as originally projected, but agency officials have recently stated that this is merely a hold.

While this is frustrating, for those of us who have worked for decades to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades, the dream is alive, well and still worth fighting for—and we intend to do just that.
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The view from Oyster Dome on Blanchard State Forest, the core of which is no protected for future generations thanks to your support.
The view from Oyster Dome on Blanchard State Forest, the core of which is no protected for future generations thanks to your support.

How YOU saved Blanchard Mountain

Heart of the Blanchard State Forest in the Chuckanut Range—where the Cascades meet the Salish Sea—Blanchard Mountain is home to Oyster Dome, Lily Lake and other beloved outdoor destinations.

But for more than a decade, the core of this forest was on the chopping block.

Thanks to your support, our partner organizations, and the more than 3,000 people who contacted state legislators through our WILD NW Action Alerts, Blanchard Mountain was saved when Governor Inslee signed the Capital Budget Bill on January 21.

Learn more about the history behind Blanchard Mountain from our Executive Director at the link below.
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