In valleys like the Yakima Basin, snowpack provides the majority of water to support a rich agricultural legacy, world-class orchards and critical salmon runs.
The US Senate has approved a bipartisan bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and colleagues across the country, the bill to ensure the conservation of our shared public lands and waters for generations of Americans to come now heads to the House.
Our priorities for the 2019 Legislature touch upon all our work, and all our lives, whether we live in the Palouse, along the coast, or in between. They include tackling climate change, protecting the natural and cultural wealth that makes Washington special, and improving equity in environmental policymaking so that all of us can benefit from cleaner, healthier air and water.
Volunteer programs are a great way to introduce new audiences to the work The Nature Conservancy does and tothe environmental field in general. Volunteers are also mission critical for The Nature Conservancy to accomplish our work.