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The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest

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"Keeping the Northwest wild" since 1989, Conservation Northwest is a regional conservation organization working to protect old-growth forests and other wildlands, connect large landscapes and vital habitats, and restore native wildlife.

Conservation Northwest represents over 4,000 dues-paying members in Washington, British Columbia and beyond. Our conservation community also includes over ten thousand activists, supporters and online followers. Our staff work around Washington state and into southern British Columbia, including a main office in Seattle and field offices in Bellingham, Spokane and Twisp.

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Press Contacts

Chase Gunnell
Communications Director
Phone: 206-465-8591
Mitch Friedman
Executive Director
Phone: (360) 319-9266

Recent Press Releases

Jul 20, 2017
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.
Jul 13, 2017
“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.

Recent Press Clips

Jul 05, 2017
The Columbian
Grainy images of a young female fisher with her kit provide the first evidence that this rare forest carnivore is reproducing in the southern Washington Cascades, where state, federal and non-profit organizations are working to reintroduce them.
Jul 04, 2017
A grainy trail camera photo shows a female fisher in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest coming down a tree headfirst carrying a baby.
Jun 29, 2017
The Seattle Times
Biologists caught Lilly the fisher on camera and with a kit. Fishers were driven out of Washington decades ago, and biologists are attempting to reintroduce the members of the weasel family to the south Cascades.
Jun 29, 2017
A trail camera hidden in the forests of Southwest Washington has given officials what they believe to be the first glimpse of a fisher born in the area since reintroduction efforts began two years ago.
Jul 13, 2017
Associated Press
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification of their protected status.
Jun 28, 2017
New images from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife trail cameras show that rare fishers are reproducing in the South Cascades.
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