The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest
Recent Press Releases
Aug 21, 2014
Washingtonians, conservation groups say now is the time to save a threatened speciesThe National Park Service announced today a three-year process to assess impacts and a range of alternatives to determine whether grizzly bears should be restored to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state.
Aug 12, 2014
Conservationists Promise Legal Action to Protect Rare SpeciesIn response to the decision, Conservation Northwest and a coalition of 9 groups will file notice of intention to sue the Service for refusal to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act.
Recent Press Clips
Sep 16, 2014The Olympian
- Ranchers can also call on nonprofits, such as Conservation Northwest, to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock. Conservation Northwest is using private funds and staff to train and provide range riders to oversee livestock sharing range with wolves. They are currently engaged in five separate projects, and in three seasons have not lost any livestock to wolves.
Sep 15, 2014The Wenatchee World
- The goal for all of us is to find ways to coexist, so we can have healthy wolves and wild ecosystems right along with successful ranches and healthy agricultural production. That goal is achievable in our region, but will take people working diligently together to see it realized. Conservation Northwest wants to help.
Sep 10, 2014The Inlander
- The latest conflict between ranchers and wolves shows the difficult balance between recovery and control. Chase Gunnell, a spokesman with Conservation Northwest, says wildlife advocates have successfully worked with many regional ranchers to set up nonlethal safeguards to prevent livestock attacks.
Sep 05, 2014EarthFix
- Mitch Friedman, the executive director of Conservation Northwest, said the Huckleberry Pack is one of Washington’s most productive breeding packs. Friedman said even though lethal removal may sometimes have to happen, it should only happen infrequently. “Because bad things are going to happen — shoot the wrong wolves at times, just like this. We have to do everything we possibly can to avoid these situations,” Friedman said.
Sep 02, 2014The Bellingham Herald
- Mitch Friedman is the executive director of Conservation Northwest, which he founded in 1988 after being an activist leader in efforts to save ancient forests. He was a founding board member of The Wildlands Network, Western Lands Alliance, and the Bellingham Bay Foundation. At Conservation Northwest, Mitch has led the effort to infuse landscape scale conservation biology into advocacy strategy.
Sep 01, 2014Methow Valley News
- “This is huge news, for the Pacific Northwest and for grizzly bears,” said Joe Scott of Conservation Northwest, in a separate news release. “It marks the potential turning point in the decades-long decline of the last grizzly bears remaining on the U.S. West Coast.