Conservation Northwest

Spring/Summer 2015 Conservation Northwest Quarterly

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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Joining us this spring as our new Development and Communications Director, Jeff Baierlein brings over 26 years of environmental and wilderness- based professional experience including as executive director at Outward Bound and the Boojum Institute. "Conservation Northwest has an outsized record of major accomplish- ments," said Baierlein. "e organiza- tion has protected hundreds of thou- sands of acres and supported threatened wildlife like lynx, grizzlies, and wolves. Our members and staff have a major impact on keeping the Northwest wild." Jeff has already jumped into engaging with long-time sup- porters and key foundations. "When I talk to donors, they are impressed by both our vision and ability to execute," he says. "ey know that wildlife and ancient forests need their help, and that Conservation Northwest is effective. When it comes to educating decision makers about the importance of a healthy environment, safeguarding fish and wildlife, or helping large natural areas face climate change, Conserva- tion Northwest is a true leader. I'm delighted to be part of the team." Reach Jeff at or 206.675.9747 x 204. Welcome Jeff, Development and Communications Director Offices Bellingham 1208 Bay Street #201 Bellingham, WA 98225 360.671.9950 Seattle 1829 10th Ave W, Suite B Seattle, WA 98119 206.675.9747 Staff Jeff Baierlein Development and Communications Director Paul Bannick Major Gifts Director Mitch Friedman Executive Director Chase Gunnell Communications Manager David Heflick Conservation Associate Alison Huyett Conservation Associate Jay Kehne Conservation Associate Juhi LaFuente Membership Assistant Jasmine Minbashian Special Projects Director Rob Peterka IT Administrator Stephanie Pietromonaco Development Manager Pat Roberts Accountant Cover: Artistic rendition of the Price/Noble I-90 Wildlife Overcrossing, now under construction just east of Keechelus Lake at the site of the former Price Creek Rest Area. This 150-foot-wide wildlife "bridge" will be fully vegetated with native plants and shrubs. Placement at a key wildlife corridor and fencing along the roadway will encourage animals big and small to use the new overcrossing, reconnecting habitat in the North and South Cascades. Early in the morning on June 9, 2015, the day of the groundbreaking, a cow elk was killed by a vehicle while trying to cross the busy interstate right at this location. Construction is expected to be complete in 2019. Washington State Department of Transportation. Learn more at Spring/Summer 2015 (July 2015) Issue 98 Chase Gunnell, editor, Erin Moore, design and layout Conservation Northwest Quarterly is published as a benefit to our members and printed with vegetable inks on New Leaf paper (100% recycled/100% post-consumer waste, chlorine free). The newsletter is currently published three times a year, with topic-specific issues in February (Winter) and June/July (Spring/Summer), and a longer annual update edition in October (Fall). Visit newsletter to view electronic versions or request a complimentary copy. We also publish WildNW action alerts and a monthly Conser- vation Connection e-newsletter. Subscribe at email-sign-up Conservation Northwest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Bellingham, Washington. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please donate online at conservationnw. org/donate Joe Scott International Conservation Director Julia Spencer Membership Manager Paula Swedeen Carnivore Policy Lead Jen Watkins Conservation Associate Dave Werntz Science and Conservation Director George Wooten Conservation Associate Board of Directors Michel Girard President Dave Mann Secretary George Smith Treasurer Bill Donnelly Becca Guillote David Hedrick Andy Held Ron Judd Alexandra Loeb Lisa McShane Floyd Rogers Heidi Wills 2 Winter 2015 Inside Conservation Northwest

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