The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest
Recent Press Releases
Feb 01, 2013
“Threatened” listing will help protect species and promote recoveryThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today its proposal to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. The Service acknowledged that wolverines deserve protection because of their small population size and threats posed to their habitat by climate change. If finalized, the move will bring new resources to help Washington’s recovering wolverine population.
Jan 31, 2013
Lawsuit launched after agency eliminates 90% of protected habitat for one of our nation's most endangered animalsBoise - A coalition of conservation organizations filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today over the agency’s decision to cut more than 90 percent of protected critical habitat in Idaho and Washington for the endangered mountain caribou.
Recent Press Clips
May 20, 2013Great Falls Tribune
- Federal wildlife officials are postponing a much-anticipated decision on whether to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.
May 15, 2013Methow Valley News
- “It’s obviously a disappointment – it is fundamentally a big loss for the fish and wildlife that depend on quality habitat and for the businesses they support,” said Dave Werntz, Conservation Northwest’s science and conservation director. “It’s still not a project that supports the public interest or ratepayers.”
May 08, 2013Methow Valley News
- The PUD can condemn state land for its Pateros-Twisp powerline, said the Court of Appeals in Spokane in a ruling issued Tuesday (May 7). The decision comes after three years of litigation over the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s efforts to claim by eminent domain land that the state has argued cannot be condemned because it is already devoted to a public use – namely, leased for grazing.
Apr 30, 2013King 5 News
- Mitch Friedman of the group Conservation Northwest said giving ranchers the assurance they can protect their cattle in heavily populated wolf country is reasonable as long as wolves are strictly protected in areas of the state where they are rare.
Apr 13, 2013Wenatchee World
- Wenatchee is blessed with nearby wild lands and accessible wildlife. News that wolves have been seen in our foothills provides our community with another opportunity to face change not by clinging to old ideas and prejudices but instead by seeing change as an opportunity we are able to manage.
Apr 15, 2013OPB Northwest News Network
- There are fewer wolves overall in the West, but Oregon and Washington's wolf populations continue to grow. That's according to the federal government's annual gray wolf tally, released Friday. As Jessica Robinson reports, the count has also revealed the initial effect of a controversial wolf hunting season in Idaho.