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Fall 2017 Conservation Northwest Newsletter

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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2 Fall 2017 After being based out of Bellingham for more than 25 years, this past spring we officially moved the Conservation Northwest headquarters to Seattle. Going forward, please be sure to send all mail to our Seattle office address. For more information, or to schedule a visit, please contact Maureen McGregor, our Office Manager and Development Associate, at ough our Bellingham roots remain dear to us and we'll still operate an office on Bay Street, our Seattle location offers closer connections with elected leaders, media, and partner organizations and agencies. It's also a prime base of opera - tions for staff heading out to work on conservation programs in the I-90 Corridor, Central Cascades, Columbia Basin, and beyond. As you likely noticed, we also held off on publishing two newsletter editions this year. During this time, our Commu - nications team has been hard at work on a new modern and mobile-friendly website, and we're excited to debut it very soon! With a marked increase in online communications in recent years, we've also moved this publication to a biannual publishing schedule. For more frequent updates on our work to keep the Northwest wild, please subscribe to our monthly Conservation Connection E-newsletter, or follow us on Face - book, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram! Organizational updates: We've moved to Seattle! Chase Gunnell Communications Director, Staff Jeff Baierlein Chief Operating Officer Paul Bannick Major Gifts Director Laurel Baum Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project Coordinator Lisa Bloch Bookkeeper Natalie Doerr Foundation Relations Manager Mitch Friedman Executive Director Jenni Gregg Membership Assistant Chase Gunnell Communications Director Heather Hutchison Membership Associate, Public Lands Defense Organizer Matt Johnson IT Administrator Jay Kehne Conservation Associate Alaina Kowitz Communications and Outreach Associate Tiana Luke Conservation Associate Maureen McGregor Development Associate, Office Manager Joe Scott International Programs Director Jay Shepherd Conservation Associate Paula Swedeen Policy Director Jen Watkins Conservation Associate Dave Werntz Science and Conservation Director George Wooten Conservation Associate Board of Directors Elise Lufkin President Andy Held Vice President Patricia Robért Secretary Bert Loosmore, Ph.D. Treasurer Bill Donnelly Bruce Jacobson Joseph Joy Alexandra Loeb Lisa McShane Joaquin Marchand Amelia Marchand Floyd Rogers Fall 2017 (November 2017) Issue 101 Chase Gunnell, Editor, Alaina Kowitz, Copyeditor Erin Moore, Layout Artist The Conservation Northwest Newsletter is published as a benefit to our members and printed with vegetable inks on New Leaf paper (100 percent recycled/100 percent post-consumer waste, chlorine free). The newsletter is typically published biannually, with spring and fall editions. Exceptions to this publishing schedule may occur when necessary. Visit conservationnw. org/newsletter to view electronic versions of this publication or to request a complimentary copy. We also publish WILD NW Action Alerts and a monthly Conservation Connection E-newsletter. Subscribe at email-sign-up Want to submit an article for our print or electronic publications? At the editor's discretion, we accept pieces that relate to our mission for wildlands and wildlife conservation in Washington and British Columbia. Contact to discuss your article or idea. Conservation Northwest is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Seattle, Washington. Washington state UBI #601 135 446. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our standard annual membership rate is $35 a year. Please donate online at, or by calling 206.675.9747 x 129. Cover: Two mountain bighorn sheep rams butt heads, an annual mating struggle emblematic of the all-too-often struggle between cultures, organizations, agencies and other stakeholders in wildlife and wilderness conservation. For more than 28 years, Conservation Northwest has been a leader in finding common ground and practical solutions, even among the most contentious struggles. In this edition, we examine some of our latest projects to break down barriers for conservation. Photo: Phototropic Main Office 1829 10th Ave W, Suite B Seattle, WA 98119 206.675.9747 We also operate field offices in Bellingham, Spokane and Twisp. Staff and contractors live and work in Olym- pia, Omak, Chewelah, Vancouver, Whistler and Lillooet. WHAT'S NEW Inside Conservation Northwest

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