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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
MY FIRST FIELD TRIP WITH CASCADE FOREST CONSERVANCY
Two weeks ago, I participated in my first project in the field with CFC staff and volunteers in the Gifford …
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 …
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. …
THREE BILLS WE’RE WATCHING IN WASHINGTON’S 2023 LEGISLATIVE SEASON
The 2023 Washington Legislative Session is well underway and there are some interesting bills related to state forest management and climate change that are working through the system. We’ve been watching several of these bills, but we wanted to highlight three in particular, each of which could potentially make a major impact on land management...
PUMICE PLAIN LITIGATION UPDATE
We are disappointed that our lawsuit to protect the Pumice Plain from an ill-conceived road was not successful. A federal appeals court will allow the Forest Service to build a road across the Plain as early as this summer. Since 2017 we’ve been fighting the Forest Service’s short-sighted plan to construct a road through the...
NEWS RELEASE | December 6, 2022 Local conservation groups welcome recent US Forest Service announcement as a step forward for climate-smart forest management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2022 Local conservation groups welcome recent US Forest Service announcement as a step forward for climate-smart forest management. The announcement signals the beginning of a process to update current federal land management policies to account for wildfire, carbon sequestration, and climate change. On December 5th, the US Forest...
PROJECT UPDATE: BEAVER REINTRODUCTIONS ARE IN FULL SWING
CFC’s beaver reintroduction program has been operating since 2019 and to date has released 34 individuals into carefully studied and selected locations where the animals have the best possible chance to thrive. We, along with an ever-growing number of Tribes, agencies, and organizations, are using beaver reintroductions as a way to improve degraded habitats and...
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