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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 champions rare and recovering wildlife and protects, connects and restores old-growth forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the B.C. Rockies: vital to a healthy future for us, our children, and wildlife.

Representing thousands of members across the Pacific Northwest and regarded as the region’s premier local wildlife and wildlands conservation organization, Conservation Northwest currently has staff in Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, Twisp and Omak, as well as contractors working throughout Washington and southern British Columbia.

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

Recent Press Releases

Jun 09, 2015
Conservationists celebrate major milestone for habitat “connectivity” in the Pacific Northwest
SEATTLE - From elk and black bears to rare wolves and wolverines, wildlife are on the move in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. But for decades Interstate 90 has been a serious barrier to creatures traveling through some of the state’s richest habitat, impacting wildlife populations and putting both motorists and animals in danger. A project that broke ground on Tuesday, June 9th plans to change that.
May 21, 2015
Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project helps document wolf recovery and other rare Northwest wildlife
State and federal biologists have confirmed it: a remote camera photo captured by Conservation Northwest’s Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project northwest of Leavenworth is indeed a gray wolf. It’s the first officially documented in the area since wolf recolonization began in Washington in the late 2000s.

Recent Press Clips

Jun 19, 2015
Methow Valley News
Public comments favoring restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades ecosystem outnumbered those opposing the idea by more than five to one, according to a report released Friday (June 12).
Jun 18, 2015
The Olympian
A majority of people and organizations who commented on an environmental impact statement studying the restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades favor the return of the bear.
Jun 16, 2015
Ellensburg Daily Record
Riley Wilcox, a first grader from Ellensburg, won an award in a social media art contest hosted by the Washington Department of Transportation and the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition.
Jun 08, 2015
This week will mark a first for Washington, as the state breaks ground in construction for their inaugural animal overpass.
Jun 09, 2015
The Spokesman Review
WILDLIFE -- Building a four- to six-land interstate highway through the Cascades mountains without safe crossings for wildlife was naive -- a little bit like building Grand Coulee Dam under the assumption that losing a few salmon runs isn't a big deal.
Jun 09, 2015
Discovery Channel News
According the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, which has been advocating for the construction of the wildlife bridge, 28,000 vehicles travel along I-90 each day. Such heavy traffic makes it extremely difficult for wildlife to cross the highway, and has devastating impacts on local wildlife:
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