Conservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest

The Conservation Connection

July 2016

Wildlife Legislation · Wildlife Monitoring Story Map · Grizzly Bear Habitat · Case for Wilderness · Meet our Board · New Partnership

If passed, this new funding source will help reintroduction programs like our work to restore fishers to Washington. Photo: Paul Bannick

  This new funding source, if passed, will help reintroduction programs like our work to restore fishers to Washington.
Photo: Paul Bannick

Momentous New Wildlife Legislation

On July 7, a new bi-partisan bill entitled Recovering America's Wildlife Act of 2016 (HR 5650) was introduced in Congress to change the way America funds the conservation and recovery of rare and at-risk wildlife.

This legislation would help protect the important wildlife of our nation even before they're listed under the Endangered Species Act. And it allocates funding from energy and mineral developments on federal lands to conserve wildlife on a state level. This is a momentous proposal that is needed now more than ever. We're proud to support it.
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Monitoring volunteers venture into the Cascades to document rare wildlife. Photo: CWMP
Monitoring volunteers venture into the Cascades to document rare wildlife.
Photo: CWMP

Wildlife Monitoring Project Story Map

Our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project is one of the largest citizen-science initiatives in North America, and that's something to be proud of. Taylor McDowell, our Monitoring Intern this spring and summer, memorialized the project in a new and exciting way with Where the Wild Things Are: Conservation Northwest's Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project.

This story map combines maps, videos, photos, and background information to create an interactive piece on the stellar work that our project volunteers and staff do to document wildlife in our region.
STORY MAP

 
Grizzly bears are native to the North Cascades. Photo: Jeremy Williams
Grizzly bears are native to the North Cascades.
Photo: Jeremy Williams

North Cascades: Just Right for Grizzlies

What does a grizzly bear really eat? Are the North Cascades actually good bear habitat? With the possibility of grizzly bear restoration approaching in our state, these questions may be at the forefront of your mind. Bear ecologist Bill Gaines, Ph.D., offers answers and wisdom about grizzly bears in our neck of the woods.
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A hiker enjoying the views from Abercrombie in the Columbia Highlands. Photo: Craig Romano
A hiker enjoying the views from Abercrombie in the Columbia Highlands.
Photo: Craig Romano

The Case for Wilderness

The Columbia Highlands in northeast Washington offer quiet wildness in the upper right corner of Washington state. Comprised of two mountain ranges, this region is vitally important for wildlife and their movement, recreationists, and economic development. But only a fraction of this wild area is protected as wilderness.

Our staffer Alaina Kowitz reflects on growing up in the Columbia Highlands area and the urgency of protecting it for future generations of both people and wildlife.
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Welcome to the CNW board, Bert! Photo courtesy of Bert Loosmore
Welcome to the CNW board, Bert!
Photo courtesy of Bert Loosmore

Meet our Board

With genuine thanks to longtime board member George Smith, who recently completed his term on our board and is stepping down for new adventures, we're pleased to introduce our newest board member Bert Loosmore! Bert brings an impressive resume and passion to Conservation Northwest, and we're excited to have him.

Paul Bannick, our Major Gifts Director, sat down with Bert to talk about beginning his board term at Conservation Northwest.
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1% for the Planet helps donate annual sales to nonprofits like Conservation Northwest. Logo courtesy of 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet helps donate annual sales to nonprofits like Conservation Northwest.
Logo courtesy of 1% for the Planet

New Partnership

Conservation Northwest is now a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global network of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries, all donating at least 1 percent of annual sales to environmental nonprofits like (and now including) Conservation Northwest.

We were invited to join 1% for the Planet because our programs are uniquely and powerfully effective in protecting, connecting, and restoring wildlands and wildlife in Washington and British Columbia. We're excited about this new opportunity to raise support for keeping the Northwest wild!
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