Defenders in the Northwest
Sage-Grouse, Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region

Our Top Priorities

Defenders of Wildlife's Northwest office has a reputation for being creative in its approach to conserving biodiversity and habitat. Working with many partners, we develop new conservation tools and promote cooperation among diverse interests in both the Pacific Northwest and nationally.

Related Species

Sage-grouse, Gray wolf

What Defenders Is Doing to Protect Habitat and Biodiversity in the Northwest

  • Developing ecosystem marketplaces to conserve fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality and provide other environmental benefits
  • Managing the Conservation Registry, an easy-to-use online mapping tool and database that displays 100,000 conservation projects across all 50 states
  • Highlighting projects where ecosystem services have been quantified or offered for sale through the Marketplace for Nature portal in the Conservation Registry

Contact the Northwest Office

1880 Willamette Falls Drive #200
West Linn, OR 97068
Phone: (503) 697-3222
Fax: (503) 697-3268

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