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Turn Black Friday green!

Turn Black Friday green!

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 27, 2013 11:25 PM |
Filed under: members matter!

"Black Friday" sounds kind of scary... and if you head to the mall it really can be. So maybe you've decided to avoid the crowds? Going online will save your feet--and probably your patience--but will it save a wolverine or a forest full of old-growth cedar?

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Step up wolverine protections

Step up wolverine protections

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 27, 2013 11:50 AM |

Wolverines are back in the Washington! But their hold in the North Cascades and Rockies is fragile – only about 300 remain in the contiguous United States, mostly in the northern Rockies. It is estimated that about two-thirds of wolverine's snowbound habitat will be gone by the end of the century as the climate warms. Finally, after years of delay and quite a bit of encouragement from Conservation Northwest, our allies, and supporters, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is taking action. They need to hear from you! Finally, after years of delay, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is taking action and they need to hear from you. Their proposal is a good start, but wolverines need more.

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Hey, COOLMOM and SMRTGY: UCANHLP!

Hey, COOLMOM and SMRTGY: UCANHLP!

Forty years ago, on a day much like today, a Washington resident who cared about the state's land and animals headed into a voting booth with a plan in mind: join 613,000 others to help wildlife. Her forward-thinking vote that day created an innovative way for almost everyone in the state to help wildlife.

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This Halloween, score some great treats!

This Halloween, score some great treats!

Posted by bchristensen at Oct 31, 2013 03:00 PM |
Filed under: members matter!

In neighborhoods across Washington, kids are bundling up--coats under costumes, of course--to head out in search of the best stash of sugary goodness. In the crisp fall air, some are wizards; some are superheroes; some are wolves, bears or wolverines (of several sorts).

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Where are they?

Posted by bchristensen at Oct 29, 2013 04:25 PM |
Filed under: members matter!

Chris, Barbara, and Mike hiked into the Cascades last weekend in search of the truth behind some strange rumors. We haven't heard from them since. All we found was Mike's camera. What did they find out there?

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A Cascades tale

A Cascades tale

Posted by bchristensen at Sep 24, 2013 07:38 PM |
Filed under: Carnivores Cascades fisher

It's winter, and a small group of biologists, conservationists, and school kids bubbling with anticipation meet at the edge of an ancient grove in the Cascades. All attention focuses on a wooden box pointed at the forest. Video rolls, cameras snap in the crisp air. The heavy cover is lifted, and out of the box peeks...

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Keeping an eye on the woods

Keeping an eye on the woods

Posted by bchristensen at Jun 14, 2013 04:40 PM |

Here at Conservation Northwest, we actually have quite a few "eyes in the woods." A good chunk of them have metal irises with automated shutters. No, not robots.

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Sizing it up, for wildlife

Sizing it up, for wildlife

Posted by bchristensen at May 11, 2013 11:55 AM |

Ever wondered what difference $50 or $100 really makes for wildlife? A big difference, especially if you donate it for Conservation Northwest's vital work on May 15th, during GiveBIG!

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Save the BIG date

Save the BIG date

Posted by bchristensen at Apr 30, 2013 08:15 PM |

Want to do something big for the Northwest? Want to join thousands of others in working to ensure a wild future for wildlife and the next generation? Want to support Conservation Northwest in a BIG way?

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Balance, for wildlife and people

Balance, for wildlife and people

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 24, 2013 11:15 AM |

Your help is needed to keep WA's Fish and Wildlife Commission balanced and representative of all of us. Opponents to wolf recovery are rallying to stop the confirmation of commissioners Jay Kehne and David Jennings, who support science-based wildlife management. If you live in WA, please email today.

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