Conservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest

The Conservation Connection

April 2016

Auction · GiveBIG · Protect Your Lands · Wolf Poaching · Wolverine Win · Stonerose Fundraiser

Our biggest event of the year was a smashing success! Photo: Amy Soper


Our biggest event of the year was a smashing success!
Photo: Amy Soper

Hope for a Wild Future auction and dinner

THANK YOU to everyone who supported us at our 13th annual Hope for a Wild Future auction and dinner last week. You raised $315,000 for the wildlife and wildlands of Washington and British Columbia!

In case you weren't able to take it in at the auction, be sure to check out our new video Keeping the Northwest Wild to learn more about our approach to conservation and some of our recent big wins for a wilder region. And you can support our work or become a member anytime online.
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GiveBIG and your gift will be stretched for Northwest wildlife and wildlands.
GiveBIG and your gift will be stretched for Northwest wildlife and wildlands.

GiveBIG on May 3 for wildlife and wildlands!

In addition to our auction, The Seattle Foundation's annual GiveBIG event is one of our most important fundraising opportunities of the year. Our work is only possible because of member and donor support, and GiveBIG is a great opportunity to have your gift stretched for wildlife and wildlands!

New this year, you can schedule your gift ahead of time! Up to $2,500 of your gift will be eligible for matching funds, and it may become $1,000 bigger.
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Thank you to everyone who came out to our 'Celebrate Your Public Lands Rally' near Snoqualmie Pass this past weekend! Photo: Chase Gunnell
Thank you to everyone who came out to our 'Celebrate Your Public Lands Rally' near Snoqualmie Pass this past weekend!
Photo: Chase Gunnell

Protect YOUR lands

America's cherished public lands are under attack, and along with partner organizations we've launched a new nationwide campaign to keep them in public hands.

As part of this new website, petition and coordinated campaign, last week we released a new video, Protect Your Lands, on the importance of public lands and the threats currently facing these vital pieces of our natural heritage. Check it out and please share with friends and family!
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A gray wolf, from the Lookout Pack, traveling on an old forest road in the Methow Valley in 2014. Photo: WDFW
A gray wolf, from the Lookout Pack, traveling on an old forest road in the Methow Valley in 2014.
Photo: WDFW

Op-Ed in The Seattle Times on wolf poaching

In response to March's news that that Washington is now home to at least 90 wolves, 18 packs and eight breeding pairs, our staffer Chase Gunnell penned an Opinion Editorial for The Seattle Times expressing concerns that poaching may be limiting progress toward wolf recovery goals.

We believe that the illegal killing of wolves is a contributing factor to their limited recolonization of quality habitat outside northeast Washington to date. We're urging our state's elected leaders, justice system and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to implement stiffer penalties and increased enforcement to safeguard the comeback of Washington's wolves.
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A wolverine photographed in April 2016 near Stevens Pass, Washington. Photo: CWMP / CNW
A wolverine photographed in April 2016 near Stevens Pass, Washington.
Photo: CWMP / CNW

A legal win for wolverines

Describing the wolverine as a "snow-dependent species standing squarely in the path of global climate change," a federal judge this month overturned a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refusing to grant this rare and elusive species any protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

We've been a part of this coordinated legal effort since 2014, and we're hopeful this ruling will lead to wolverines and their habitat receiving the protections needed for these creatures to survive into the future. Learn more about this important decision on our website!
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Join us at the Burke Museum in Seattle on May 20th to support the Stonerose Fossil Interpretive Center in Republic, Washington. Graphic: Stonerose Fossils
Join us at the Burke Museum in Seattle on May 20th to support the Stonerose Fossil Interpretive Center in Republic, Washington.
Graphic: Stonerose Fossils

Burke event for our friends at Stonerose Fossils

Based in Republic in the heart of Washington's Columbia Highlands, Stonerose Fossil Interpretive Center is dedicated to promoting education through hands-on science and maintaining a scientific institution for continued research.

On Friday, May 20th at 6:30 pm the Friends of Stonerose Fossils, a 501c3 non-profit organization, cordially invites you to join them in preserving a unique fossil resource at a fundraiser at Seattle's Burke Museum. Learn more and RSVP online here. We hope to see you there!
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