Washington State Conservation Partnership

The Washington Conservation Partnership is a self-directed work group including representatives from State and Federal agencies, tribes, non-government conservation organizations, land trusts, local conservation districts, universities and private landowners. The primary goal is to use public-private partnerships to conserve important wildlife habitat throughout eastern Washington. Emphasis is placed on strategic conservation of wetland, sage-steppe, riparian, and Palouse Prairie grassland habitats. Activities of the Partnership are facilitated by the IWJV Washington Coordinator and formal decisions are made by an Executive Committee comprised of representatives of the following entities: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, Yakima Nation and the IWJV Washington Coordinator. The Partnership welcomes input from conservation oriented interest groups and individuals focused on strategic habitat conservation within the IWJV boundary of eastern Washington.

Cheever Lake is a restored wetland on Turnbull National Wildlife Refugem south of Cheney, Washington.

Project Spotlight

Member of the Washington State Conservation Partnership, the Inland Northwest Land Trust has secured 150 acres destined to become an addition to the Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area. Known as the Deep Creek property, this area is just east of the Wildlife Area and contains two of the three headwaters in the area, Deep Creek and Spring Creek. "The acquisition of the Deep Creek...