The Northwest/Southwest Program focuses on three priority regions within Western North America: Cascadia, the Great Basin, and the Southwest Crescent.
These regions contain rich ecosystems in two countries, six US states, and two states in Mexico, and represent some of the most iconic landscapes in the West: From the soaring ancient rainforests of Cascadia, to the vast, wild Sagebrush Sea of the Great Basin, the ecologically diverse mountainous forests of Utah, the globally significant Grand Canyon ecoregion, and the world biodiversity hotspot of the Transboundary Sky Islands. This vast program area hosts an incredible array of wildlife, from jaguars and coatis in the south to grizzly bears and salmon in the north.
Throughout the program area, we look for opportunities to protect and connect important wildlife habitat. The Northwest/Southwest Program also supports select policy, research, and capacity building projects that complement our geographic priorities. We support efforts that enhance collaboration among diverse stakeholders, provide policy-informed conservation science research, and build active constituencies for wildlife conservation.
The priority regions for the Northwest/Southwest Program are:
For more information about these regions, please see our Priority Region Map.