Conservation Northwest

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 1208 Bay St #201 Suite 201 Bellingham WA 98225 USA

Mission: Conservation Northwest protects and connects old-growth forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies, vital to a healthy future for us, our children, and wildlife.
Results: Through creative and effective strategies, Conservation Northwest has protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlands, wildlife habitat, and old growth, and touched thousands of lives throughout the greater Northwest since our founding in 1989. BY THE NUMBERS: ~Helped introduce 100 fisher to the Olympic Peninsula 70 years after they were hunted to local extinction ~Are tracking and advocating for at least 2 packs of WA's returning ecosystem members: gray wolves! ~Hundreds of wildlife caught on film with our unique citizens monitoring project to support science-based advocacy. ~Loomis Forest Fund: 25,000 acres saved in prime lynx habitat ~The Cascades Conservation Partnership: 45,000 acres saved in the Cascades ~More than 1 million acres in BC protected for the highly endangered mountain caribou
Geographic areas served: Washington, Idaho, BC, Oregon

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Smart, strategic, innovative leaders who get things done on the ground for our wildlife and wildlands. I am proud to donate here!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my hikes, my wildlife watching

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more staff to do even more!

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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've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hiking the permanently protected critical lynx habitat of the Loomis Forest in North Central WA.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

raise their profile to the national level because what they are doing is so vitally important, innovative and effective.

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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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

putting volunteers to work in the field to benefit wildlife!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more staff capacity to cover all the important issues to NW wildlife.

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4 people found this review helpful

The work Conservation Northwest does on behalf of wildlife and environment is absolutely critical to the health of the planet as a whole.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Loomis Forest, the Colville Forest, the Whatcom County Reconveyance, the protection of Lynx, Grizzly Bears, and Caribou.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The great staff, the wonderful work they do, and the measurable results.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent, professional, passionate, and smart.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save the planet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

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.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people, both staff and volunteers, who show up with great attitudes to support a common cause.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Protect a lot of the Northwest' iconic wildlife!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Conserving vital lands for sustainable economic activity or as wilderness.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Commitment, data driven, partnerships with other groups.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fun, talented, strident.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Secure our environmental resources for future generations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing hundreds of thousands of acres of critical wildlife habitat protected.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they get the job done. That's rare in the non-profit world but CNW is focused on successful completion of specific projects that benefit wildlife.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring, hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Protect habitat for caribou in southern BC and northeastern Washington! That would be amazing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

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.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the enthuiastic staff and thier think-outside-of-the box approaches.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy more great conservation land!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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10 people found this review helpful

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.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I give to various causes, but none has ever engaged with ~me~ to such a degree. Conservation NW lets you know they appreciate your help, and stays in touch without pushing you.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Unfailingly personable, dedicated and knowledgeable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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