The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest
Recent Press Releases
Sep 25, 2013
Proposed lands in Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Washington and WyomingBozeman, MT- In response to two lawsuits, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has again proposed protected critical habitat for the Canada lynx. The proposed 26.6 million acres spread across six states expands a 2009 designation, including additional areas in northeastern Maine and northwestern Wyoming.
Sep 05, 2013
Marbled murrelets, a unique coastal bird, and their old-growth forest habitat will remain protectedA federal district court today maintained conservation protections for marbled murrelets, a unique coastal bird in the Pacific Northwest. The court rejected the remaining claims in a timber industry lawsuit that sought to expand logging of the seabird’s old-growth forest nesting habitat. The lawsuit was the timber industry’s fourth attempt in the past decade to eliminate protections for the old-growth forests that marbled murrelets call home, despite undisputed scientific evidence that murrelets are continuing to disappear from the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California.
Recent Press Clips
Nov 10, 2013The Spokesman-Review
- For ranchers, “it’s a new business now, a new world,” said Jay Kehne of Conservation Northwest, a Bellingham-based environmental group that works on issues across Washington and British Columbia....Conservation Northwest helps finance three range riders in Washington – the Dawsons in Stevens County, and others in Cle Elem and Wenatchee.
Nov 07, 2013Pique
- "Grizzly bears are deeply embedded in the fabric of B.C. and the culture of First Nations people who have lived here for thousands of years. Surely we can afford the small investment that it would take to protect and recover these magnificent animals so that they remain deeply embedded for our grandchildren.: -Kyle Empringham, Community Engagement Organizer, Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative
Oct 31, 2013North Kittitas County Tribune
- After Johnson touched on the background of the state's recent involvement with wolves in the Teanaway, he entertained questions, one of which came from Conservation Northwest's Jay Kehne. Kehne wanted to know why Johnson, an obvious candidate for membership in the anti-wolf camp, would get involved with the Range Riding Program. "I took the job," Johnson said, "to see what the wolves are really doing. I wanted to sort through the politics of the issue and get to the facts. I wanted firsthand knowledge."
Oct 31, 2013Pique
- Joining in the quest to catch the poachers is the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative. Two members of the initiative - the Pemberton Wildlife Association and Conservation Northwest - have each put up $1,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed Jewel.
Oct 03, 2013Pique
- Even though McEwan hoped for a higher fine he said there was a message for hunters from the court decision. “I would like to believe that we’ll see less of this, however inexperienced hunters are likely to make that sort of mistake again so hunter education is really important,” McEwan said. The grizzly bear in this case was described by the COS as an important part of the grizzly bear conservation program in the Pemberton [BC] area.
Oct 03, 2013Whistler Question
- The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative, a recently-formed coalition of conservation groups, followed the trial and had hoped to see a stronger sentence against Eyben, including a longer prohibition from hunting. “It would have sent a stronger message about the illegal killing of grizzly bears,” said field coordinator Johnny Mikes. “But even if there were higher fines, or even jail sentences, the bottom line is every grizzly bear in a threatened population is priceless and we can’t afford to lose any of them.”