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The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest

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Press Contacts

Jasmine Minbashian
Communications Director
Phone: 360.671.9950 X129
Cell: 360.319.3111
Mitch Friedman
Executive Director
Phone: (360) 319-9266

Recent Press Releases

Feb 21, 2014
Today, Conservation Northwest and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a reward for up to $7,500 to anyone who can offer information leading to the conviction of the person or persons involved in the illegal killing of a female collared gray wolf which was once part of the Smackout Pack in northeast Washington.
Jan 25, 2014
Lake Whatcom park now the largest local park in Washington State
Bellingham, WA - Nearly two hundred Whatcom County residents gathered to commemorate the county’s newest and largest park. On January 22, 2014, approximately 8,844 acres of forested slopes above Lake Whatcom was officially transferred from the Washington Department of Natural Resources ownership to Whatcom County, to manage the land as the largest county park in the state.

Recent Press Clips

Mar 09, 2014
The New York Times
By retelling the same old story about Yellowstone wolves, we distract attention from bigger problems, mislead ourselves about the true challenges of managing ecosystems, and add to the mythology surrounding wolves at the expense of scientific understanding.
Mar 08, 2014
The Wenatchee World
Mitch Friedman, executive director for Conservation Northwest, said the state law was the result of collaboration between conservationists and ATV users. “The commissioners should open their doors and listen to the hopes and concerns of people, and work together for a plan that finds the right balance for Okanogan County,” he added.
Feb 27, 2014
The Castlegar Source
The Castlegar Source: ...the federal government broke the law by not posting recovery plans for four species at risk may help the endangered southern mountain caribou in the Kootenays.
Feb 23, 2014
Capital Press
The Capital Press reports that the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife and the nonprofit Conservation Northwest are offering up to $7,500 for information about a collared wolf that was killed in northern Stevens County.
Feb 23, 2014
The Daily Astorian
The Daily Astorian reports that Conservation Northwest put up the reward. The group has helped promote range riders to protect livestock from wolves.
Feb 22, 2014
The Wenatchee World
What could be more fair, or mesh better with local values when property rights are dear? The conservation easement arrangement has been used to good and beneficial effect all across the state, and often in North Central Washington.
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