The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition grew out of The Cascades Conservation Partnership, a four-year campaign that has played a lead role in acquiring and protecting over 34,000 acres of forest habitat since May 2000. Most of the protected lands are in the immediate vicinity of the I-90 project area. Conservation Northwest acted as the administering organization for this coalition.

Formed in 2004 our coalition’s mission was to advocate for high quality wildlife connectivity measures in the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, while ensuring the habitat adjacent to these structures contributes to their success.  We attracted a diverse set of supporting organizations listed below, and support from a range of individuals from a U.S. Senator to local citizens documented on our testimonials page.  The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition officially closed down operations in April 2018, but the network of permanent organizations that made up our coalition listed below continue to work together through the completed construction of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project and in conservation throughout the I-90 corridor in the years to come.

Coalition staff

I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition was staffed by: Charlie Raines (Coalition Director, Sierra Club Checkerboard Project) and Jen Watkins (Coalition Coordinator, Conservation Northwest).  Each remain active in the I-90 corridor through other permanent organizations.

Coalition endorsing organizations

Coalition Endorsing Businesses

In addition to the above organizations, our coalition worked with many other partners with a common interest in furthering the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project and conservation of the I-90 corridor.  These partnerships and our coalition’s history are highlighted in our documentary film Cascade Crossroads.

The coalition submits our financials through the Conservation Northwest board as Conservation Northwest is our 501c3 fiscal sponsor organization.

 

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