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CASCADE FOREST

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our mission:

the cascade forest conservancy protects and sustains the forests, streams, wildlife, and communities in the heart of the cascades through conservation, education, and advocacy.

News & Updates

VICTORY FOR MOUNT ST. HELENS AND THE GREEN RIVER VALLEY!
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KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR PIKA! A NEW INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Which local high-altitude specialist is the size of a potato, has a teddy-bear face and large round ears, enjoys picking …

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VICTORY! THE FOREST SERVICE HAS REMOVED MATURE STANDS FROM PLANS FOR THE UPPER WIND TIMBER SALE

Victory! We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Forest Service has listened to concerns raised by Cascade Forest Conservancy …

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2021 BEAVER PROJECT UPDATE: HOW ARE A FORMER “NUISANCE” FAMILY DOING IN THE FOREST?

On November 8th, I joined our project partners from Washington State University to check on a family of three beavers …

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THE INSTREAM WOOD BANK NETWORK IS FORGING PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT FISH RECOVERY

It’s been a busy season for the Instream Wood Bank Network. We have a lot of plans in the works and a few big movements of wood now under our belt.   THE INSTREAM WOOD BANK NETWORK   Across the Pacific Northwest, many fish populations are struggling due to compounding challenges, including degraded habitats lacking...

PROJECT UPDATE: SEARCHING FOR THE ENIGMATIC PACIFIC LAMPREY

At the end of June, CFC staff and volunteers visited two South Fork Toutle River tributaries to survey for the presence or absence of lamprey–an ancient and relatively understudied keystone species. Excellent reporting in an article by Brian Oaster, an award-winning journalist, staff writer at High Country News, and member of the Choctaw Nation, explains...

COMING SOON: A NEW VISION FOR THE THE COLDWATER RIDGE VISITOR CENTER

When the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was created it was expected to host 1-2 million visitors a year. It currently receives less than 500 thousand. Our friends and partners at the Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI), a non-profit that advances understanding and stewardship of the Earth through science, education, and exploration of volcanic...

PROJECT UPDATE: USING TECHNOLOGY, DOGS, AND ELBOW GREASE TO PROTECT OLD-GROWTH HABITATS

Working to eradicate an established invasive species can leave land managers and conservationists feeling a bit like Sisyphus, but new approaches may help turn the tide in their favor.  In June, Cascade Forest Conservancy led three separate groups of volunteers to help contend with an invasive plant species that is increasingly concerning local botany specialists...

Project Highlights

GREEN RIVER VALLEY ALLIANCE CAMPAIGN


The Green River Valley & nearby Mount St. Helens (Lawetlat'la) are no place for a dangerous open-pit mine! To secure the permanent protections this place needs, we've launched the Green River Valley Alliance

FIGHTING FOR THE MOUNT ST. HELENS PUMICE PLAIN

We are fighting to protect this one-of-a-kind natural laboratory from a proposed road that is putting decades of research & future discoveries at risk

INTRODUCING THE INSTREAM WOOD BANK NETWORK

An innovative & collaborative solution to aquatic restoration in southwest Washington & beyond



Our Work