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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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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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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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Wolf bill weakens plan

Wolf bill weakens plan

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 21, 2013 12:36 AM |

This month, Washington State legislators are considering several bills regarding wolf recovery in Washington. On Wednesday, Jasmine Minbashian testified before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee against a bill that would drop the permit requirements for killing a wolf "caught in the act." Click through for her testimony, King 5 coverage, and a take action link.

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Whatcom County's 100-year vision

Whatcom County's 100-year vision

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 13, 2013 02:50 PM |

30 years ago: A landslide crashed through homes above Lake Whatcom, and a community awoke to the how the lands around our drinking water lake were managed.

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March 12 for Whatcom County!

March 12 for Whatcom County!

SAVE THE DATE: March 12 for Whatcom County’s future! The date we’ve all been waiting so long for is finally set: On the evening of March 12, with your help, the Whatcom County Council will vote to approve the land reconveyance to create a Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve Park. Take action soon...

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Share some wildlife love

Share some wildlife love

Posted by bchristensen at Feb 13, 2013 02:05 PM |

Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day with loved ones or don't love this particular date on the calendar, I bet you have a place in your heart for wildlife! You can help wildlife this week with a few clicks, and then go grab some chocolate.

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Three things for our new life with wolves

Three things for our new life with wolves

Mitch Friedman attended Washington State's Senate Natural Resources and Park Committee today, regarding several wolf bills. He recommends three things for Washington to move successfully forward into life with wolves.

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