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Meet our Board: Becca Guillote

Meet our Board: Becca Guillote

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 27, 2015 04:29 PM |
Filed under: Seattle Board

Becca Guillote joined the Conservation Northwest board in late 2014. Learn more about Becca and why she's excited to support and advise our work in this blog post!

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More logging won't stop wildfires

More logging won't stop wildfires

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 23, 2015 01:20 PM |

It’s a better investment of public dollars and effort, in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, to work with fire and not against it, as is occurring on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest through its restoration strategy, and on the Colville National Forest’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration project.

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Information on the Newby Lake Fire in the Loomis Forest

Information on the Newby Lake Fire in the Loomis Forest

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 21, 2015 04:10 PM |
Filed under: Loomis Wildfires Lynx

A medium-sized wildfire, the Newby Lake Fire, is presently burning in the area of the Loomis State Forest (also known as the Loomis Natural Resource Conservation Area), important Canada lynx habitat which Conservation Northwest saved from logging in 1999.

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A grand opening for Lower Similkameen Indian Band community building

A grand opening for Lower Similkameen Indian Band community building

Our Executive Director Mitch Friedman was honored to attend the grand opening of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB)’s new administrative and community building last week near Keremeos, British Columbia.

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Of cougars, science and public trust

Of cougars, science and public trust

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 06, 2015 04:55 PM |
Filed under: Cougars Hunting What's Hot

Conservation Northwest has joined with the Humane Society of the United States and other groups to petition the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to amend its three-year cougar hunting quota rules finalized on May 1st 2015.

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Okanogan Mule Deer auction

Okanogan Mule Deer auction

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 17, 2015 02:55 PM |

We're partnering with the Mule Deer Foundation on the Working for Wildlife Initiative, a collaborative effort to bring safe wildlife crossings to Highway 97 and maintain the Okanogan's working lands and wildlife heritage. The Okanogan Trails Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will hold their 2nd annual banquet and auction on Saturday, June 20th. We hope to see you there!

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Habitat connectivity at Snoqualmie Pass

Habitat connectivity at Snoqualmie Pass

In an age of changing climate and people and wildlife on the move, it's not enough to simply preserve fragmented wildlands like those around I-90 in Washington's Cascades. Governments, organizations and businesses must work together to protect, restore and connect landscapes at the scale of greater ecosystems.

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Support Mountains to Sound Greenway National Historic Area

Support Mountains to Sound Greenway National Historic Area

Posted by Chase Gunnell at May 28, 2015 03:10 PM |

A National Heritage Area designation provides the national recognition and resources needed to increase the visibility of the Greenway and conserve this special landscape for future generations.

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Wolverines photographed in the Teanaway

Wolverines photographed in the Teanaway

Posted by Chase Gunnell at May 14, 2015 02:55 PM |

The Central Cascade Wolverine Study, a partnership between WSDOT and USFS, recently captured some stunning photographs of wolverines in the Central Cascades this spring.

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Ghost Bears of the North Cascades in Seattle on May 14th

Ghost Bears of the North Cascades in Seattle on May 14th

Posted by Chase Gunnell at May 11, 2015 04:28 PM |

As we enter into a historic moment for grizzlies in the lower 48 states, we invite you to spend an evening with wildlife ecologist and Conservation Northwest friend Bill Gaines at Ghost Bears: Studying Grizzly Bears in the North Cascades on May 14th at the Seattle REI.

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Mr. Friedman goes to Washington, D.C.

Mr. Friedman goes to Washington, D.C.

Mitch Friedman, our executive director, was in Washington, D.C. today testifying before congress on the need to better manage forests for ecological resilience; reducing wildfire risk, benefiting local communities, and improving wildlife habitat. And how we've been able to do so collaboratively as part of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition.

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Hope for a wild Earth

Hope for a wild Earth

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Apr 22, 2015 03:10 PM |
Filed under: Wolverine

When we think about the future of our planet on this Earth Day, things can seem grim, especially for wildlife. But here in the Pacific Northwest, together we're working for a wild future.

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