I’m a communications professional from Seattle with more than a decade of experience working in wildlife and wildlands conservation, natural resources managment, and public affairs. I’ve been a source and spokesperson quoted in dozens of news article across local, regional and national media. My own writing and photography has appeared in outlets ranging from The Seattle Times and High Country News to Northwest Sportsman Magazine.
Evergreen Outdoors is a personal blog to archive published work, share news, opinion commentary and writing projects, photography, recipes, how-tos and gear reviews, and more. All content on this site represents strictly my personal views unless specified otherwise.
Since early 2014 I’ve worked as the Communications Director for Conservation Northwest, a regional non-profit and the Washington state affiliate organization of the National Wildlife Federation. For more on my work, visit LinkedIn.
Interested in my writing, photography, or just want to chat about conservation issues or swap fishing reports? Contact: chasegunnell [at] gmail [dot] com.
Chase Gunnell is a conservation professional, advocacy campaigner, hunter, angler and waterman. A lifelong resident of Washington state, raised in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and on the beaches of the Salish Sea, Chase lives in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood where he can fish for salmon or drop pots for Dungeness crab from his kayak before work.
With a B.A. in Political Science from Washington State University and more than a decade of experience working in strategic communications, political campaigns, natural resources and environmental activism, Chase is currently the Communications Director for Conservation Northwest, a regional non-profit and the Washington State Affiliate Organization of the National Wildlife Federation. He’s done volunteer stints as the Conservation Chair for the Washington Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and served two three-year terms on the Board of Directors for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
Chase is passionate about creating compelling narratives and collaborative, community-oriented strategies to build durable conservation progress.