Wenatchee Valley Conservation & Advocacy Organizations

                      Local Conservation & Advocacy Orgs

Organization

Activity/Purpose

Location

Contact

Cascade-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

A Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group that facilitates and monitors salmon recovery and supports sustainable fisheries practices.

Wenatchee

(509) 888-7268
jason@ccfeg.org

Cascadia Conservation District

Provides financial and technical support for resource conservation and stewardship in rural Chelan County.

Wenatchee

(509) 664-9370

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT)

A community land conservation organization. Offers natural history outings, and volunteer trail maintenance opportunities.

Wenatchee

(509) 667-9708

List of contacts

Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

Collaborative group of individuals and organizations facilitating Community Wildfire Protection Plans in the Leavenworth area.

Leavenworth

director@chumstick
coalition.org

Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center

Interpret the ecological role of fire and preserve the history of people's interaction with fire.

Entiat

(509) 670-4875


Complete the Loop Coalition

A local, volunteer corporation which has successfully advocated funding and development of public trails in the Wenatchee Valley in Central Washington state since 1990.

Wenatchee

 


Conservation Northwest

Protects wildlife and connects forests and wild areas from the Washington Coast through the Cascade Mountain to the British Columbia Rockies.

Seattle

(509) 684 - 8287


Ice Age Floods Institute

Dedicated to promoting public awareness and education relating to the significance of the Ice Age Floods.

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter

(509) 662-4419

Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship (IRIS)

Operates three programs (Connecting with Nature, Gathering Our Voice, and Witnessing Change) to forge community connections and record NCW history.

Wenatchee

(509) 881-1812
nwarner@
applecapital.net

Nature Conservancy

Globally, the Nature Conservancy protects “ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people”. The Wenatchee branch is one of 4 TNC field offices in Washington.

Wenatchee

(509) 665-9920
cwarner@tnc.org

NCW Audubon Society

The local Audubon Society chapter takes regular bird walks, performs Citizen Science projects, and publishes a monthly newsletter called The Wild Phlox.

Wenatchee-based, but active as far out as the Methow and Moses Lake

(509) 662-9087

NCW Resource Conservation and Development Council

A council of local conservation leaders stewarding lands within the NCW RC&D district through an “Area Plan”.

General meetings held in Chelan

rcd@community
net.org

Trout Unlimited, Icicle Valley Chapter

Local branch of a national organization that works to sustain wild fish populations for fishing.

Leavenworth

P.O. Box 271 Leavenworth, Washington 98826

Trust for Public Lands (TPL), Wenatchee office

Local branch of a national land trust that is strongly active on the West Coast.

Wenatchee

(509) 888-0844
washington
@tpl.org

 
Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board

 
Local board working to facilitate implementation of salmon habitat restoration and protection projects that are consistent with the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan.

 
Wenatchee
 
(509) 662-4707
barb.carrillo@ucsrb.com
 
Washington Bikes

 
Washington's statewide bicycle advocacy organization that works to grow bicycling statewide and create complete, safe, and healthy streets for a balanced transportation system.

 
Seattle
 
(206) 224-9252
info@wabikes.org

Washington Native Plant Society, Wenatchee chapter

Local branch of a statewide society of native plant enthusiasts. The Wenatchee Chapter takes plant walks and hosts a public monthly educational guest lecture.

Wenatchee

List of contacts

Washington Trails Association

Provides extensive listing of current Washington trail reports and conditions. Also offers frequent volunteer trail work opportunities.

Seattle-based with local opportunities

(206) 625-1367

Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group

An open collaborative science-based effort to produce tools and analyses that identify opportunities and priorities to provide habitat connectivity in Washington and surrounding habitats.

Statewide

info@waconnected.org

Wenatchee Naturalist (Master Naturalist program)

The program goal is to cultivate a corps of well-informed citizens to volunteer for stewardship and for conservation education. The 12-week course includes lectures, guest speakers, labs, and 3 guided field trips. 

Wenatchee

Susan Ballinger
skylinebal
@gmail.com

Wenatchee River Institute

Leavenworth-based non-profit that offers environmental education for adults and kids. WRI hosts evening environmental programs at the Barn Beach Reserve.

Leavenworth

(509) 548-0181
info@barnbeach
reserve.org


Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club

Community row and paddle club with a strong focus on performing outreach and environmental education in local schools.

Wenatchee

List of contacts

Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Association (WSA)

Dedicated to the conservation and preservation of wildlife and the enhancement of habitat.

Wenatchee

Contact form

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

Performs environmental/historical/cultural education outreach in local schools and frequently hosts community events.

Wenatchee

(509) 888-6240
info@wvmcc.org

WSU extension: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

Website includes webinars and short online courses on sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

Puyallup, with locally relevant resources

(253) 445-4626

WSU extension: Chelan-Douglas County

WSU extension offers programs in Chelan & Douglas Counties on weed management, agriculture, forest stewardship, forest fires, and natural resources.

Wenatchee and Waterville offices

(509) 667-6540, Chelan County; (509) 745-8531, Douglas County


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