After any election, I become increasingly mindful about how important our daily, locally focused work can be in our lives. Helping to establish a community wildlife habitat, working to mentor young volunteers, and serving on local committees are all actions that touch people—and wildlife—directly.
We strive to build strong local support for wildlife by forging bonds with Republicans and Democrats, Greens and Libertarians. We reach out to businesses, farmers, ranchers, and loggers to integrate their concerns into our programs. We can all make a difference as long as we keep working together with our friends and neighbors.
Help us celebrate our 2016 Pacific Region Conservation Service Award winner, Grace Stiller. Her work as a Community Wildlife Habitat team leader and Habitat Steward helps her connect with other local organizations to support wildlife conservation and stewardship in her city of Newcastle, WA and beyond.
The northern Cascade Mountains could once again provide native habitat for grizzly bears, adding richness to the ecosystem and communities in the area. But the long, slow road of grizzly bear recovery needs help.
In September, members of our team joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i. Participants passed 80 motions to help set a global conservation agenda.