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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

Dec 18, 2014
No livestock lost to wolves during the third year of pilot program
Six Washington ranchers involved in a Conservation Northwest program to prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock using range riders lost no sheep or cows to predators during the 2014 season, despite grazing their herds in the territory of confirmed wolf packs.
Nov 17, 2014
Failure to protect Kettle Range and other key landscapes undermines lynx recovery
The Western Environmental Law Center, representing Conservation Northwest and others, filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court under the Endangered Species Act for inadequately protecting Canada lynx habitat, a threatened species.

Recent Press Clips

Dec 19, 2014
The Yakima Herald Republic
TWISP, Wash. — In a place where wolf recovery is about as divisive as politics or religion, one program is cutting through the controversy.
Dec 18, 2014
The Wenatchee World
For the last three summers, a pilot program has put patrols on the range to keep tabs on where the wolves are, and to check up on livestock that could be nearby.
Dec 12, 2014
Smithsonian Magazine
On the surface, killing wolves that kill sheep and cattle seems like a way to control predation, but the data paints a not-so-simple picture
Dec 04, 2014
A spokesman for Conservation Northwest, said the advocacy group has worked with ranchers and range riders in Eastern Washington for three years to prevent wolf attacks. Gunnell said this study may change people's assumptions about wolf management. "It really underscores the need to prevent conflict between wolves and livestock in the first place," Gunnell said.
Dec 03, 2014
The Spokesman Review
Mitch Friedman is the executive director of Conservation Northwest, which helps pay for range riders and other nonlethal deterrents to protect livestock from wolves. The research “should cause us to double down on conflict avoidance,” Friedman said. “Wolves are complicated; nature is complicated. With each thing we learn, we recognize mistakes that we’ve made.”
Dec 03, 2014
The New York Times
“We think Washington has the best wolf management plan in the West,” said Mitch Friedman, the executive director of Conservation Northwest, a nonprofit group based in Bellingham, Wash. And Professor Wielgus’s research, Mr. Friedman said, reinforces the idea that thinking differently is good not just for wolves, but for ranchers and residents as well.
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