From climate action to scientific precision,
we accelerated conservation for people and the planet.
Your support makes this possible!
Together we’re pursuing ambitious strategies to transform the relationship between people and nature here in Washington, to the benefit of both. Read on for our highlights from the past year.
"This was a game changer for me."
A message from Mike Stevens,
Washington State Director
That is what one of our trustees said to me after spending a day last spring hiking in our Central Cascades Forest near Cle Elum and planting trees in an area impacted by the 2017 Jolly Mountain Fire. She went on to explain that seeing the on-the-ground work we do in forests and in communities, and then seeing the way we use this work to influence public policy and public and private finance, enabled her to understand the full sweep and impact of our work. And, importantly, that connecting with nature and people makes it more than an intellectual exercise—it becomes inspiring and emotional.
I see this past year as a game changer for our organization. With generous private support, we’ve continued to improve our approach as we deploy science and technology to tackle the biggest challenges facing people and nature across our region and our world.
The three essential components of our approach to transformative conservation continue to be:
SCIENCE, which is woven throughout our work, informing all that we do;
PARTNERSHIPS, a hallmark of our approach that drives us to listen, to learn, to expand our circle and include more voices, to find common ground—and then to act, together; and
POLICY, using our hard-earned influence, built over decades of bipartisan engagement and common-sense collaboration, to advance smart strategies and investments for people and nature, at all levels of government.
Our investments in this approach delivered real conservation results this past year. Looking ahead, they will be essential as we find the best ways to work with people to protect the natural resources on which we all rely.
Thank you for joining us on this journey. Together, we are creating an enduring legacy for our state and our world.