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We share a passion

We share a passion

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at May 07, 2014 03:30 PM |
Filed under: 25th Anniversary

Thanks to our generous supporters, Conservation Northwest was able to raise over $300,000 dollars in the last week. That is tremendous! Conservation Northwest staff and board thanks you.

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Three ways to celebrate Earth Day with Conservation Northwest

Three ways to celebrate Earth Day with Conservation Northwest

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Apr 22, 2014 10:00 AM |

Looking for three easy ways to be green on Earth Day? Let Conservation Northwest inspire you...

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Quest to find the elusive wolverine!

Quest to find the elusive wolverine!

Our fabulous British intern Hannah Field shares her recent expedition to Washington's South Cascades to set up a wolverine camera trap with our volunteer coordinator Alison Huyett and Conservation Northwest volunteer Mike Hitchner.

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Cascade wolves to lose federal protection?

Cascade wolves to lose federal protection?

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Apr 26, 2013 05:40 PM |
Filed under: Washington's wolves

The news broke this week that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering eliminating protections for most wolves across the lower 48 states. Conservation Northwest supports protecting wolves in the conterminous US under the Endangered Species Act until they have fully recovered, especially vulnerable packs such as those returning to Washington’s Cascade Mountains.

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Future of pack uncertain

Future of pack uncertain

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Sep 04, 2012 02:30 PM |
Filed under: Washington's wolves

WDFW announces that it will send marksman back into the field to lethally remove up to four animals in the Wedge Pack. This time, all the field experts agree that wolves are involved in depredations. Conservation Northwest believes that the evidence is now conclusive that Wedge wolves are actively attacking livestock. Conservation Northwest urges the Department to exercise moderation and caution.

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Field update on the Wedge Pack

Field update on the Wedge Pack

Some good news from the field: No more wolves or cows in the Wedge Pack were killed this week.

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Moment of discovery

Moment of discovery

Screening of the Discovery Channel film on Cascades wolves was a moment of discovery for many. Wolves are on the return to the Pacific Northwest after nearly a century's absence. As of early July, Washington State has seven confirmed packs – two more since the film, Man vs. Wolf, was made. Here's some of what I heard after the showing: "Loved it and so did my 7-year-old daughter who watched the entire show. Afterwards she declared that wolves moved from #16 to #2 on her favorite animal list (giraffes have a lock on #1). When I asked why the change of heart, she replied, 'because wolves don't scare me anymore, they're beautiful!' Sure hope she isn't the only one who got the message."

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The howl heard across the world

The howl heard across the world

[video] Dogs also enjoy watching the film about the return of wolves to the Cascade Mountains! We're all getting pretty excited here for the premiere of the film chronicling the return of wolves to the Cascade Mountains. It airs July 7th on the Discovery Channel (check local listings for times).

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And then there were ten

And then there were ten

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Mar 27, 2012 03:15 PM |

Washington may have as many as ten wolf packs, according to a new map from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Washington's wolves at risk in DC: please call today

Washington's wolves at risk in DC: please call today

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Apr 12, 2011 03:40 PM |
Filed under: wolves

More than 600 of you spoke up quickly and decisively earlier this year when three bad anti-wolf bills in Olympia threatened our state's wolf packs. That's pretty impressive; thank you! I think we can make a big noise again to protect Washington's wolves, and sadly, we have to. We just learned late last night that wolves in the eastern third of Washington – which includes the Diamond Pack and the Salmo Pack residing in the Columbia Highlands – could lose their protection under the Endangered Species Act. In the next 48 hours, wolves in the northern Rockies (which include the eastern third of Washington State) could be the first victims in an unprecedented attack on the Endangered Species Act.

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Breakthrough on cougar hunting bill

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Mar 31, 2011 02:00 PM |

An agreement struck this week between Conservation Northwest and and State Representative Joel Kretz could be a truce in the long-running fight over hunting cougars with dogs, and lead to better state management of the big cats that some see as an icon of the West and others see as a hazard to people and livestock.

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WA Wolf Bills ‘Spectacular In Their Awfulness’

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Jan 20, 2011 04:35 PM |

Today NW Sportsman had a blog entry about the three extreme wolf bills introduced into the state legislature, with a lot of quotes from Conservation Northwest on our take on these bills. Its a good read, so check it out.

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