I love their work. They don't take the easy road of platformism and culture war. They find the middle and work for it. It's hard to do, and their successes are sometime incremental, but they keep working.
Smart, strategic, innovative leaders who get things done on the ground for our wildlife and wildlands. I am proud to donate here!
CNW has a great track record of protecting wilderess by ensuring wild animals have large and connected lands to roam and thrive. Its their big picture thinking and advocacy for connectivity that has earned my loyalty as a donor. Their campaign to have the Columbia Highlands (NE WA) designated as a federal wilderness area is the most exciting and urgent work any regional conservation group is advancing today. They are filling a vital niche.
I volunteered for the citizen wildlife monitoring program for this organization, and had a great experience. Our remote cameras caught wildlife on camera in the Cascades, and this organization made that data mean something to the public and land owners. They combine science, education, engagement of the public, and advocacy into conserving our NW wildlife.
The work Conservation Northwest does on behalf of wildlife and environment is absolutely critical to the health of the planet as a whole.
Conservation Northwest offers pragmatic yet innovative solutions to regional issues, with a focus on getting stakeholders from diverse groups--conservationists, cattlemen, business owners, and timber companies, for example--to sit at the same table. They also provide a lot of local-level opportunities for volunteers to get involved right in their own backyard.
I have watched the organization operate from both near and far for close to 20 years. The Gold standard in effective advocacy, policy and actual long term protection of our critical areas.
Strategic, effective, works hard to protect the wild lands that big animals need to thrive. They've protected hundreds of thousands of acres of land, often in innovative ways.
Innovative conservation organization that is successful at drawing diverse groups of people together to come to a consensus on important environmental challenges in the Northwest.
I have always been deeply impressed with this organization's "local" expertise and focus. Their projects are targeted precisely and specifically; at the same time working to preserve and protect entire ecosystems. I believe they see the big picture on a local level like no other environmental group working in the NW.