Conservation Northwest

CNW Overview Description_FINAL 5.2019

Conservation Northwest protects and connects old-growth forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the British Columbia Rockies, vital to a healthy future for us, our children, and wildlife. Since 1989, Conservation Northwest has worke

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Washington state UBI # is 601 135 446. We are rated 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator, are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, and are a 1% For the Planet Non-Profit Partner. More on our legal and financial status, including annual reports, is available at: www.conservationnw.org/finances. Our approximately 20 staffers and half a dozen regular contractors represent nearly 4,000 dues- paying members in Washington, British Columbia and beyond. Our conservation community also includes more than fifteen thousand activists, supporters and online followers. Our staff work across Washington state and into British Columbia, including a main office in Seattle and field offices in Bellingham and Twisp. Conservation Northwest field staff and contractors also live and work in Olympia, Omak, Chewelah, Ellensburg, Deer Park and Whistler, D'Arcy and Pemberton, British Columbia among other areas across the Pacific Northwest. View a map of staff and contractors at: http://bit.ly/CNWStaffMap2019 Our Board of Directors and Board of Advisers govern and advise our organization, bringing leadership and expertise from a wide variety of Northwest business, conservation, scientific, technology, philanthropy, tribal and First Nation governance, and other sectors. For more about our boards, please visit: www.conservationnw.org/about-us/board-of-directors Collaboration is a vital tactic for creating durable conservation progress. We are proud to be a part of numerous ground-breaking coalitions that address issues crucial to wildlife, wildlands and people. For a full list of coalitions and collaboratives we're involved with, please visit: www.conservationnw.org/coalitions We are also the Washington state Affiliate Organization of the National Wildlife Federation, America's oldest and largest conservation organization. This partnership supports our advocacy and work in Washington, D.C. and beyond. Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. Learn more about our history and accomplishments at: www.conservationnw.org/about-us Our Work and Current Programs: Under our current 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, Conservation Northwest's program work is broken down into the following three areas: Protecting Wildlands, Connecting Habitat and Restoring Wildlife. Protecting Wildlands Healthy forests, thriving grasslands and clean watersheds go hand-in-hand with healthy, prosperous communities and abundant wildlife. Large blocks of forest and wildland are the cornerstone of ecological resilience and provide core habitat that is essential for the long-term survival and recovery of imperiled wildlife. Our wild public lands also offer cherished places to hike, camp, climb, ski, wildlife watch, fish, hunt and otherwise enjoy the Pacific Northwest's rich natural heritage.

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