The Need for Conservation in the Methow Valley:
The Methow Valley, just east of the North Cascades and west of the Columbia River, contains some of the most diverse and productive habitat of the entire Columbia Basin. It is home to hundreds of wildlife species, including over 40 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife priority habitats and species, 11 of which are state or federally listed as threatened or endangered. The Methow Watershed is the only basin in the state (and one of the few in the country) that is over one million acres in size and is still home to relatively unfragmented connections between low elevation riparian and shrub-steppe communities into montane and alpine zones.
The very characteristics that make the Methow Valley such diverse and biologically rich land, however, are also the traits that have made it a popular destination for an increasing number of people. As more people come to the Valley on a full- or part-time basis, the more precarious the ecological balance of this unique place becomes.
The Methow Conservancy exists to help people care for this beautiful Valley and its vibrant community.
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