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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.

British Columbia fires delay fisher restoration in Washington's North Cascades

British Columbia fires delay fisher restoration in Washington's North Cascades

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 21, 2017 02:37 PM |
Filed under: Fishers What's Hot

Olympia – Biologists have temporarily halted plans to reintroduce fishers to forests in Washington's North Cascades using animals from British Columbia.

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Weigh-in on Washington's hunting regulations

Weigh-in on Washington's hunting regulations

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 24, 2017 03:19 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is currently looking for initial public input on future hunting seasons and regulations, including increased protections for endangered species. Hunting is an important way many Washingtonians engage with our state’s rich wildlife heritage, and revenue from license sales and taxes on hunting and fishing equipment is a major source of funding for conservation.

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Wildlife Federations Call for Protection of National Monuments

Wildlife Federations Call for Protection of National Monuments

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 16, 2017 06:55 PM |
Filed under: Public lands What's Hot

Today, nine state wildlife federation organizations and the National Wildlife Federation together called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to drop the attack on national monuments and maintain vital protections for wildlife, habitat, and public access.

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Take a recreation survey and help protect the Teanaway Community Forest!

Take a recreation survey and help protect the Teanaway Community Forest!

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Aug 03, 2017 04:45 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

The Teanaway Community Forest was purchased with the goals of protecting the Yakima River watershed and its aquatic and surrounding terrestrial habitats. Now, forest management is seeking input on the kinds of recreation that should be allowed in this ecologically complex landscape.

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I-90 Wildlife Watch urges motorists to report wildlife in Snoqualmie Pass area

I-90 Wildlife Watch urges motorists to report wildlife in Snoqualmie Pass area

Re-launch of wildlife monitoring website provides opportunity for motorists to engage in wildlife conservation along Snoqualmie Pass

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Statement on Smackout Wolf Pack

Statement on Smackout Wolf Pack

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 20, 2017 10:45 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

While heartrending, it is our hope that this action to attempt to remove up to two members of this pack, in addition to the one already killed, will cease further livestock depredations and prevent the need for additional lethal actions, protecting the integrity and future of this pack. We see this as a test of the theory that early lethal intervention can disrupt depredating behavior.

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Statement on Hanford Reach National Monument protections

Statement on Hanford Reach National Monument protections

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 13, 2017 07:00 AM |
Filed under: Public lands What's Hot

“We appreciate that Secretary Zinke and the White House have chosen to listen to the many thousands of Washingtonians who want to see monument protections remain in place at Hanford Reach,” said Mitch Friedman, Executive Director of Conservation Northwest.

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Comments in support of Hanford Reach and other national monuments

Comments in support of Hanford Reach and other national monuments

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 10, 2017 11:05 AM |

Conservation Northwest's official comments in support of preserving and protecting Washington's Hanford Reach National Monument

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Statement on U.S. House Resolution 2936

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 28, 2017 04:35 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

"Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017" does not promote resiliency and instead undermines years of collaborative restoration work.

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Trail cameras show first evidence of  fishers born in the South Cascades

Trail cameras show first evidence of fishers born in the South Cascades

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 28, 2017 10:40 AM |
Filed under: Fishers What's Hot

Grainy images of a young female fisher with her kit provide the first evidence that this rare forest carnivore is reproducing in the South Cascades, where state, federal and non-profit organizations are working to reintroduce them.

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Attend a Snoqulamie National Forest restoration meeting!

Attend a Snoqulamie National Forest restoration meeting!

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jun 23, 2017 03:30 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Voice your support for wildlife habitat on National Forest land at public meetings on June 27-28!

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Statement on Revised Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol

Statement on Revised Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 02, 2017 09:05 AM |

As a member of Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group (WAG), and an active participant in the collaborative process to update our state’s Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions, Conservation Northwest supports the updated protocol released by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on June 1, 2017.

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