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Searching for the North Cascades grizzly bears

Searching for the North Cascades grizzly bears

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Aug 01, 2016 09:23 AM |

The Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project (CWMP) has been formally sending volunteers into the North Cascades of both Washington and British Columbia in search of grizzly bears since 2008.

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Bear Awareness 101: What you need to know in bear country

Bear Awareness 101: What you need to know in bear country

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jul 25, 2016 09:37 AM |

Tips and tricks to minimizing the chances of a bear conflict while recreating.

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The Mountaineers Foundation awards grant funding to Conservation Northwest

The Mountaineers Foundation awards grant funding to Conservation Northwest

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jul 21, 2016 12:29 PM |

The Mountaineers have awarded funding for completion of a Chris Morgan film about grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades.

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The North Cascades: Just right for grizzly bears

The North Cascades: Just right for grizzly bears

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 20, 2016 04:40 PM |

One of the most common questions we get about grizzly bears is whether the North Cascades has the right habitat and food for them. Conservation Northwest reached out to Bill Gaines, Ph.D., bear ecologist and director of the Washington Conservation Science Institute, for his take on why the North Cascades is, as in the Goldilocks tale, “just right” for grizzlies.

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Meet our Board: Bert Loosmore

Meet our Board: Bert Loosmore

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 14, 2016 12:12 PM |

Welcome to new board member Bert Loosmore!

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Where the Wild Things Are: Conservation Northwest's Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project

Where the Wild Things Are: Conservation Northwest's Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jul 13, 2016 02:00 PM |

An interactive story map about the places we go to find the wild things of the Pacific Northwest.

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Momentous legislation introduced to fund wildlife recovery

Momentous legislation introduced to fund wildlife recovery

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 11, 2016 04:15 PM |

The bi-partisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2016 (HR 5650) would provide a dedicated funding source for rare and at-risk wildlife

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Conservation Northwest partners with 1% for the Planet

Conservation Northwest partners with 1% for the Planet

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jul 08, 2016 11:35 AM |

1% for the Planet strives to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

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The case for wilderness in northeast Washington

The case for wilderness in northeast Washington

One of our staffers reflects on the uniqueness and importance of the northeast corner of Washington where she grew up.

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Play Safe: Recreating in Bear Country event

Play Safe: Recreating in Bear Country event

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jun 14, 2016 01:00 PM |

An evening of beer, berries, and bears with David Moskowitz

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Ghost Bears: Looking for Grizzly Bears in Washington's North Cascades

Ghost Bears: Looking for Grizzly Bears in Washington's North Cascades

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jun 09, 2016 03:55 PM |

Dr. Gaines is the Director of the Washington Conservation Science Institute and has spent the last quarter-century studying the role of large carnivores in ecosystems.

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June Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project News

June Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project News

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jun 03, 2016 03:10 PM |

This year the program will monitor for grizzly bears in the North Cascades, wolves south of I-90, wolverines in the Cascades, general wildlife along I-90 between Hyak and Easton, and transboundary lynx in the Kettle Crest and Rossland ranges.

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