Our Nature Conservation Mission & Values | Cascade Forest Conservancy


We protect and sustain forests, streams, wildlife, and communities in the heart of the Cascades through conservation, education, and advocacy.


Our vision is one of a forest where wild places remain to capture our imaginations and allow native wildlife to thrive. Pristine mountain streams rush through this healthy forest, supporting people and native fish populations. The heart of this place, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, is biologically diverse and resilient in the face of climate change; its resources are sustainable, supporting local communities and recreation. We are stewards of this landscape, working to safeguard the beauty and wonders of Washington’s South Cascades for our children and future generations.


  • We value thriving biological diversity, which supports the high quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. It is embodied by abundant native fish and wildlife populations, fully functioning forest ecosystems, clean water, and inspiring outdoor experiences.
  • We support applying the best available science to managing forests and watersheds. We work toward a forest ecosystem that is sustainable and resilient to the effects of climate change.
  • We believe in connecting people to nature by engaging them in conservation science and policy-making, and introducing them to the unique and beautiful places of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
  • Collaboration with local community members, government, and others is our preferred approach to addressing conservation issues.
  • We have a responsibility to use the financial resources entrusted to us efficiently and carefully as we work to protect our natural resources.


We also have three taglines (or mottos) we use in our materials to describe our work:

Connect – Conserve – Explore

Conserving the Wild Places of Washington’s South Cascades

Working Together for the Future of Washington’s South Cascades