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10 things more likely to kill you outside than a grizzly bear

10 things more likely to kill you outside than a grizzly bear

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Oct 08, 2014 01:40 PM |

Instead of worrying about a mauling, here are ten things that are more likely to kill you than a grizzly bear.

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Supporters, staff visit Snoqualmie Pass project area

Supporters, staff visit Snoqualmie Pass project area

Supporters joined us on a fieldtrip to the Snoqualmie Pass area to learn more about our work to protect, connect and restore habitat in the I-90 corridor.

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The Wilderness Act at Fifty

The Wilderness Act at Fifty

Pondering the significance of the Wilderness Act as it turns fifty, what I did Google is the definition of “untrammeled”. This word, the standard by which we manage some of our last best wild places, means “not deprived of freedom of action or expression; not restricted or hampered.”

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Tips for Hiking in Wolf Country

Tips for Hiking in Wolf Country

As wolves continue to recolonize their native range in the Pacific Northwest, hikers, campers and backpackers should take comfort that while usual wildlife precautions are recommended, these wild canines pose very little threat to humans.

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Washington Wildfires Information and Resources

Washington Wildfires Information and Resources

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 23, 2014 05:45 PM |

As fires continue to rage across parts of our state’s eastern half, we felt it would be helpful to distribute some official resources to keep our members and supporters informed about the locations and dangers from these wildfires, and the latest updates on evacuation notices and recovery efforts.

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I-90 Wildlife Crossing Animal GIFs!

I-90 Wildlife Crossing Animal GIFs!

Awesome animal GIFs from WSDOT and the I-90 Wildlife Bridge Coalition. Check out these deer, coyotes, geese and ducks using the new wildlife undercrossing!

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Meetings on Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roads

Meetings on Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roads

Help the MBSNF Sustainable Roads Cadre look ahead to how they can create a sustainable road system that the National Forest can afford, regularly maintain and helps the environment, including fish and wildlife.

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ATVs, Motorized Recreation and Conservation Northwest

ATVs, Motorized Recreation and Conservation Northwest

ATVs have been all over the news in eastern WA lately. And you may have heard that we've appealed an Okanogan County decision to triple the amount of roads open to ATV’s without a thoughtful environmental review. But Conservation Northwest believes strongly that there is a place for responsible ATV use and other motorized recreation in the great outdoors.

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A tribute to Billy Frank, Jr.

A tribute to Billy Frank, Jr.

Last week, we lost one of our region’s most steadfast champions for environmental conservation. Below is a piece sent to us from Martha Kongsgaard, Chair of the Puget Sound Partnership, about Native American activist Billy Frank, Jr.’s unwavering optimism, his warm and friendly heart, and his decades of determined work to make Washington state and Indian Country a better place for future generations.

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