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The latest press releases and press clippings from Conservation Northwest

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

Recent Press Releases

Oct 13, 2014
Despite recent sightings, Washington’s wolverines are under threat from climate change, shrinking snowpacks, and increasingly fragmented habitat
"The remote, rugged, and snowy North Cascades are ideal wolverine habitat,” said Dave Werntz, Science and Conservation Director with Conservation Northwest. “Protection under the Endangered Species Act will help our wolverine population survive an uncertain future with a warming climate, shrinking snowpack, and increasingly fragmented habitat.”
Aug 21, 2014
Washingtonians, conservation groups say now is the time to save a threatened species
The 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.

Recent Press Clips

Oct 12, 2014
The Spokesman Review
The Working for Wildlife program in Okanogan County has more than 20 partners, including the Okanogan Land Trust, Colville Confederated Tribes, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Trust for Public Land, Conservation Northwest, Mule Deer Foundation and government agencies.
Oct 14, 2014
Yakima Herald-Republic
So, on Monday, eight conservation groups joined forces to sue the USFWS over that decision. Now the agency has 60 days to respond to the lawsuit, as what few wolverines remain in the lower 48 states await the winter snows they require to continue their species’ existence.
Oct 05, 2014
The Seattle Times
Wolves are making a comeback in Eastern Washington’s timbered mountains and dry-grass lowlands, with their population growing 38 percent in the last six years. The price of success, though, includes growing conflicts with ranchers.
Sep 22, 2014
The Spokesman Review
The Dawsons work in partnership on the range rider program with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and an environmental group, Conservation Northwest, which help provide funding.
Sep 16, 2014
The 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, 2014
The 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.
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