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The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest

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Jasmine Minbashian
Communications Director
Phone: 360.671.9950 X129
Cell: 360.319.3111
Mitch Friedman
Executive Director
Phone: (360) 319-9266

Recent Press Releases

Aug 12, 2014
Conservationists Promise Legal Action to Protect Rare Species
In response to the decision, Conservation Northwest and a coalition of 9 groups will file notice of intention to sue the Service for refusal to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act.
May 29, 2014
The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Conservation Northwest have appealed Okanogan County’s determination that opening nearly 600 miles of county roads to All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) has no significant environmental impact. The groups believe this “Determination of Non-significance” under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was reached with inadequate analysis and ignored substantial evidence of likely environmental damage raised in public comments.

Recent Press Clips

Aug 10, 2014
The Seattle Times
Once locally extinct, fishers — a native carnivore — are now bounding all over the Olympic Peninsula after reintroduction in 2008.
Jul 19, 2014
The Okanogan Gazette-Tribune
Conservation Northwest (CNW) and the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council (MVCC) support responsible riding, but say that the county adopted the latest ATV Ordinance like signing a blank check, without doing even a basic analysis of the residents, infrastructure or resources that might be affected or harmed by allowing ATVs virtually everywhere.
Jul 16, 2014
The Yakima Herald
Conservation Northwest and the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council filed a lawsuit in Okanogan County Superior Court on Friday following decision by Okanogan County commissioners in June to reopen 400 miles of county roads with speed limits of 35 mph and less to ATVs.
Jul 06, 2014
The Spokesman Review
David Heflick, conservation associate of Conservation Northwest, said he doubted the Forest Service’s key assumption that more access would cut down on illegal use. He pushed for a provision, he said, that would close the trails temporarily if the assumption was wrong and forest officials could not keep up with handling any increase in damage.
Jul 06, 2014
The Seattle Times
George Wooten, a biologist from Twisp who also works for the environmental group Conservation Northwest, said runoff from forest roads could affect creeks that flow into the Methow River. He also worries about noise and invasive weeds that have spread as a result of previous exploration.
Jun 18, 2014
Methow Valley News
Presented by Eyes in the Woods, the two-hour class teaches how to identify, document and report poaching and other abuses of natural resources through a non-confrontational expert witness program.
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