The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest
"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.
Recent Press Releases
Jul 21, 2015
- The cow belonged to one of seven Washington ranchers currently partnering with Conservation Northwest to implement “range riders”, herd supervisors that help deter depredations as the region’s wolf population recovers and their territory overlaps with public forest land now used in part for livestock grazing.
Jun 09, 2015
Conservationists celebrate major milestone for habitat “connectivity” in the Pacific NorthwestSEATTLE - 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.
Recent Press Clips
Jul 23, 2015Methow Valley News
- Alarms have also been raised about the impact on wildlife, plants and their habitats. “I’m very concerned people will be landing heavy machinery in extremely fragile alpine environments. Once disturbed, these places cannot be mended in our lifetime,” said George Wooten, a conservation associate for Conservation Northwest, who has been reviewing the proposal for the environmental organization. “These are very fragile soils, and it would be an irreversible change.”
Jul 23, 2015Capital Press
- “Yet, we always knew a time would come when no matter how much non-lethal work was done by ranchers, a depredation would occur,” Conservation Northwest’s range rider manager Jay Kehne said in a written statement. “Now is the time to stay the course, and continue on with good non-lethal work already going on in the Teanaway pack territory by some excellent herd supervisors and the rancher involved.”
Jul 22, 2015The Yakima Herald
- The handful of wolves known as the Teanaway pack that roam the forest north of Cle Elum have made their first livestock kill, wildlife officials said Tuesday.
Jul 11, 2015The Seattle Times
- New rules increase quotas where wolves and cougars overlap, and a state official defends more hunting of the big cats as a “relief valve” for rural anger over the protected packs. But opponents say studies show heavy hunting can actually increase human-cougar conflicts.
Jul 13, 2015The Spokesman Review
- Is there some science behind it, or are Washington wildlife managers stepping up lethal pressure on mountain lions simply because they have limited options for controlling wolves?
Jun 19, 2015Methow 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).