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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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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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Changes on the Conservation Northwest team

Changes on the Conservation Northwest team

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 27, 2015 12:15 PM |
Filed under: Staff Updates What's Hot

Best wishes to Chris and Jasmine, and a warm welcome to Jeff.

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Ranchers, Grizzly Bears and the North Cascades (Video)

Ranchers, Grizzly Bears and the North Cascades (Video)

When we shot this video in 2004 we couldn't have known that we were still a decade away from any progress recovering grizzly bears in the North Cascades. We think it’s still relevant so we’ve dusted it off and updated it. Enjoy.

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Meet our new advisory board

Meet our new advisory board

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 24, 2015 06:20 PM |

Conservation Northwest is excited to announce the creation of our new Board of Advisers.

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The latest on Citizen Wildlife Monitoring

The latest on Citizen Wildlife Monitoring

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 21, 2015 02:00 PM |

Our 2014 monitoring season has finally come to a close and our winter tracking and remote camera season has kicked off in the New Year! With major effort from our stellar volunteers and a little help from our AMAZING Washington wildlife, we had 22 teams out and about in the Cascades, Northeast Washington, and British Columbia monitoring for rare and recovering wildlife.

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Moving Past Wolf Propaganda and Poaching

Moving Past Wolf Propaganda and Poaching

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Dec 11, 2014 04:30 PM |

In late October, a poacher killed the most important wolf in Washington.

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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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