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June 26, 2020   Some places are too special, too beautiful, and too important to risk losing. One of those is the Pumice Plain, a 6-mile long area between the crater of Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake. This landscape is unique, pristine, and has......

June 3rd, 2020 Here at the Cascade Forest Conservancy, we work every day to protect the places and people of southern Washington’s Cascades. Some may wonder why an environmental organization should take a stand on an issue some would consider beyond the scope of our......

May 22 2020 If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to get back out on the trail this summer. It was recently announced that after COVID-19 closures, most of the day-use trails and recreation areas in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest have reopened. As......

April 30, 2020 We need your help. On April 7, the US Forest Service released a draft decision and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action at Spirit Lake. The Forest Service plans to move forward with the proposal to construct a road straight through......

By Michal Orczyk  |  Development Director April 22, 2020 Today is Earth Day, and it’s a special one: today we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of this historic moment in American history, which has now become a global phenomenon. Many people know about Earth Day, but......

By Amanda Keasberry  |  Science and Stewardship Manager April 17, 2020     April is Citizen Science Month and you can still be involved! Our Science and Stewardship Manager, Amanda, delivers a message about the importance of understanding the life-cycle events of plants (phenology) and......

By Amanda Keasberry  |  Science and Stewardship Manager April 16, 2020 Many of our important stewardship and restoration projects rely on the generosity of volunteer citizen scientists who join us in the forests of Washington’s south Cascades. April is Citizen Science Month, and I recently......

Part two of our quarantine reading list features submissions from Suzanne Whitney and Lucy Brookham. We hope these great reads inspire, intrigue and entertain you as we work together to flatten the curve. Stay safe everyone, we’re in this together. – The CFC Team  ......

Looking for something new to read? CFC staff have compiled a list of some of our favorite books to help us all feel connected to the outdoors while we stay inside to fight the spread of the virus. Enjoy, and keep an eye out for......

The Pumice Plain created by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is a place like nowhere else on earth. Unlike the majority of the blast zone, the superheated pyroclastic flows that swept over this area forty years ago sterilized all life, effectively leaving behind......

March 10, 2020 Wild beavers are an important part of a healthy watershed. Watch this short video to learn about our beaver reintroduction project. We want to extend a huge thank you to the Wildlife Conservation Society for their help funding the Cascade Beaver Project......

March 5 2020 Despite the hard work of environmental groups, tribes, state agencies and dedicated volunteers, salmon and steelhead populations have declined or failed to show significant gains in Washington State during recent years. But today, in a bipartisan vote of 37–10, the Washington State......

We are very excited to have Lucy Brookham join CFC. Lucy comes to Cascade Forest Conservancy with a diverse background in environmental law and policy. Originally from Hertfordshire, England, Lucy moved to the USA in 2008 to attend college and run for the University of Utah’s track......

We are always working to pass information along to you that will be informative, useful, and assist in preserving our great forests...