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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 21, 2014
Washingtonians, conservation groups say now is the time to save a threatened species
The National Park Service announced today a three-year process to assess impacts and a range of alternatives to determine whether grizzly bears should be restored to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state.
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.

Recent Press Clips

Aug 27, 2014
High Country News
Then, last week, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced they would renew long-stalled efforts to boost populations in North Cascades, where grizzly numbers have dropped to fewer than 20 bears. This fall, work will begin on an Environmental Impact Statement to decide whether to pursue no action, try to boost the population naturally, or transplant bears from elsewhere to introduce new genetic material.
Aug 21, 2014
A three-year process from the National Parks Service will find out if grizzly bears should be restored in the North Cascades. Officials are looking at a wide range of options.
Aug 21, 2014
The agency is launching a three-year process to study a variety of options for helping their population. Director Jonathan B. Jarvis stressed that the process is required under federal law but no decision had been made.
Aug 21, 2014
The Seattle Times
“This is huge news for the Pacific Northwest and for grizzly bears,” said Joe Scott of Conservation Northwest, which has been pushing to restore grizzlies for 25 years. “This is the turning point.”
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.
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