Personal tools
You are here: Home News Scat! Our blog
Document Actions
  • RSS feed
  • Email this page
  • Print this
  • Bookmark and Share

Scat! Conservation Northwest's Blog

Up one level

Welcome to Conservation Northwest's blog.

Wolf funding eases conflict

Wolf funding eases conflict

Posted by dknowles at May 02, 2013 07:30 PM |

Last week was unusually eventful for wolves, bringing funding for essential non-lethal work and two other changes affecting wolf recovery. Over the weekend, the legislature passed SB 5193, which creates a vital, secure source of funds to pay for non-lethal measures to help prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock in the first place. That bill also includes provisions to help fund compensation to livestock owners for confirmed losses.

Continue…

Salmo party time

Salmo party time

Posted by dknowles at Jul 19, 2012 12:50 PM |

If you’ve been thinking about heading out to explore the Columbia Highlands this summer, consider turning part of your trip into a “volunteer vacation.” Conservation Northwest is helping WTA, Washington's premier trail group, hit the trails, sponsoring trail work parties in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. Volunteer trail work builds stamina - and friendships. Trail work gives back to the byways that take us into the wild places we love. At wilderness work parties, you experience a bit of our frontier wilderness heritage, including working with and maintaining cross-cut saws and other hand tools and learning horsemanship and other wilderness skills and traditions. July 21-23 is the first Salmo trail work party. You can show up for just 1, 2, or all 3 days. I'll be there - join me!

Continue…

Stepping up to stop poaching

Stepping up to stop poaching

Posted by dknowles at Apr 10, 2012 05:20 PM |

Conservation Northwest offers a $2,000 reward for info on a possible deer spree killing in eastern Washington, reacts to the recent plea deal in the case against Lookout Pack and other species poachers.

Continue…

2-to-1 for wolves in Spokane

2-to-1 for wolves in Spokane

The Fish and Wildlife Commission was likely surprised by wolf supporters turning out almost 2 to 1 in favor of the state's wolf Conservation and Management Plan in Spokane last week. But it shouldn’t be a surprise because the plan strikes the right balance of science-based conservation and pro-active management. Eastern Washington Pastor Barrett Lindsey praised the diligent work of the WA Department of Fish & Wildlife in drafting the plan and reminded the Commission that “dominion” means stewardship, not domination, and that wolves are an important part of God’s creation. You can take action by Nov 18 to ensure a healthy future for Washington's wolves!

Continue…

Seeing beyond the handlebars

Seeing beyond the handlebars

Posted by dknowles at Jun 02, 2010 10:45 PM |
Filed under: Columbia Highlands

Most people in Washington agree that protecting wilderness and habitat for rare wildlife is a good thing. That includes a lot of people who own some sort of mountain bike, even though lands protected under the Wilderness Act of 1964 don’t allow mechanized transport, which includes off-road vehicles or mountain bikes. Why should a mountain biker support wilderness in the Columbia Highlands of northeast Washington when it means they have to leave their bikes behind to have access?

Continue…

The long road 'round, from controversy to common ground

The long road 'round, from controversy to common ground

This spring, hundreds of people from northeastern Washington have watched a new documentary film, "From Controversy to Common Ground: The Colville National Forest Story." On April 21 in Spokane, the film showed to a crowd of local people, from business owners to timber workers. Produced by the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, the film tells how the Colville National Forest has come to be one of the most highly regarded national forests in the nation, as a cooperative coalition finds ways to protect roadless forests and creatively manage working forests.

Continue…

Tracks tell tales

Tracks tell tales

Posted by dknowles at Mar 28, 2008 01:30 PM |

Some of us will be lucky enough to see in person the more elusive of Northwest wildlife species. For the majority, though, tracks and small signs are left to show us that a bear or fisher recently wandered across our path. While skiing in the Kettle River Range in mid-March, friends and I came across...

Continue…

powered by Plone | site by Groundwire Consulting and served with clean energy