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Attend our May 1 auction!

May 1, 2014, is Conservation Northwest's annual Hope for a Wild Future auction, celebrating 25 years of keeping the Northwest wild. Register today - and see you there!

$7500 reward offered for illegal wolf killing

$7500 reward offered for illegal wolf killing

The illegally killed wolf was once part of the Smackout Pack in northeast Washington. Today, Conservation Northwest and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a reward for up to $7,500 to anyone who can offer information leading to the conviction of the person or persons involved in the illegal killing of a female collared gray wolf.

Citizen wildlife monitoring report published

Citizen wildlife monitoring report published

The newest field season report by the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project underscores the value of wildlife monitoring to conserve Washington's wildlife and habitat.

Community celebrates new Lake Whatcom park

Community celebrates new Lake Whatcom park

Whatcom County residents joined local elected and community leaders in commemorating the new Lake Whatcom park, looking forward to a public process for new trails and recreation.

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Three Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Conservation Northwest

Three Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Conservation Northwest   Apr 22, 2014

Looking for three easy ways to be green on Earth Day? Let Conservation Northwest inspire you...

News flash on Okanogan ATVs

News flash on Okanogan ATVs   Mar 24, 2014

I’m delighted that Okanogan County, faced with a difficult trial against Conservation Northwest and the Methow Valley Citizens Council, chose to rescind two ordinances it passed last year that would have opened up county roads to an unlawful level of ATV access. The county commissioners had been overly aggressive in trying to use new authorities the Conservation Northwest, as part of a diverse group of conservation and motorized recreation stakeholders, shepherded through Olympia. The objective of the new state law was to increase recreational opportunities by allowing ATVs on certain types of low-speed (35 mph or less) roads while reducing environmental impacts by imposing visible license plates on all ORVs and boosting enforcement, so we can bust the bad apples who illegally ride through our sensitive backcountry.

Monitoring small mammals on I-90

Monitoring small mammals on I-90   Jan 29, 2014

Kris is an ecologist and Biology professor at Central Washington University (CWU) who is interested in population and community ecology and has a special enthusiasm for pikas. Her team consisted of recent graduates from CWU who love wildlife and the outdoors. Working with the WA Dept of Transportation and Forest Service, their main objective was to gather knowledge of what small mammals current occupy the area near where the wildlife overpass will be going in along I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. Here's what they found...

First tracks of I-90 success this season

First tracks of I-90 success this season   Jan 07, 2014

We sent our citizen science volunteers out to track under I-90's newest wildlife underpasses, and they brought back just what we were looking for!

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