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Range riding and howling with Washington wolves

Range riding and howling with Washington wolves

This past summer, one of our ranching partners called us to see if we could lend some hands for a few days. A wolf pack had set up a rendezvous site near where the rancher was planning to move his herd in preparation for bringing them down for the end of the grazing season. The rancher was hopeful some extra human presence would give the range rider a break and might help prevent any conflicts.

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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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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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Give our wildlife monitoring volunteers a boost

Give our wildlife monitoring volunteers a boost

Adopt a monitoring team to support citizen wildlife research! We're sending 27 teams out to look for wildlife in the wild landscapes of Washington. Give them a boost, and be a part of the action this season.

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Six words I hadn't heard in 1989

Six words I hadn't heard in 1989

Posted by Mitch Friedman at May 01, 2014 05:30 AM |

On the day of our 25th anniversary celebration and "Hope for a Wild Future" auction, Executive Director Mitch Friedman realized he has learned some new words over the years.

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Accountability for ATVs

Accountability for ATVs

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Jul 03, 2013 04:15 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Today we took a step closer to ending the epidemic of illegal and harmful use of off-road vehicles. Unethical ATV riders have created thousands of illegal and damaging trail miles on Washington state lands and cost ranchers and tree farmers millions in property damage. They can be a noisy disruption in a quiet backcountry for those who hike or hunt. HB 1632 will reduce abuse while expanding legitimate ATV recreation opportunities. Washington.

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Hike the missing links!

Hike the missing links!

Posted by Erin Moore at May 09, 2013 05:15 PM |

Visiting the new Lake Whatcom forest park caught me off guard. I couldn't help being reduced to simple exclamations. “Cool! How amazingly cool.”

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I-90 coyote trail to success

I-90 coyote trail to success

Posted by bchristensen at Jan 20, 2012 11:30 AM |

A lot of our success is measured by dry forest acres restored, better wildlife management policies passed, and, well, sometimes simply successful phone calls. Maybe not thrilling Friday blog material, but of course important. Today, however, our success is measured by a coyote. And not so much by the coyote, really, as where it went for a walk.

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