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Day of Caring 2017: a day for the wild Northwest

Day of Caring 2017: a day for the wild Northwest

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Sep 19, 2017 06:05 PM |

Thank you to the 70 volunteers from Microsoft and AT&T who helped us plant over 400 shrubs in critical wildlife habitat on Snoqualmie Pass!

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Washington’s vulnerable wild sheep: working to conserve the bighorn

Washington’s vulnerable wild sheep: working to conserve the bighorn

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Sep 13, 2017 05:54 PM |

Native bighorn sheep disappeared, then were re-introduced, to Washington state. But disease and habitat loss still threaten this iconic species today. We're working to help conserve the bighorn in the Northwest.

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Working with First Nations to reduce lynx mortality

Working with First Nations to reduce lynx mortality

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 23, 2017 01:35 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot Lynx

In our Working for Wildlife Initiative program area the third season of a collaborative transboundary project is well underway to decrease Canada lynx mortality, better understand their movements, and expand the involvement of First Nations, tribes, British Columbia trappers, and the provincial government in lynx conservation.

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Gregory Friedman remembrance

Gregory Friedman remembrance

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 12, 2017 08:50 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Gregory Friedman, the nephew of our founder and Executive Director Mitch Friedman, passed away on August 4, 2017. We deeply appreciate that some are choosing to honor and remember Greg through a donation to support our work to keep the Northwest wild. Thank you.

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Help us make Interstate 90 safer for wildlife

Help us make Interstate 90 safer for wildlife

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Aug 11, 2017 12:40 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

The I-90 Wildlife Watch project asks motorists traveling on Interstate 90 on Snoqualmie Pass to report wildlife they see along the roadway.

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Northeast Washington Forest Plan falls short for conservation

Northeast Washington Forest Plan falls short for conservation

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jul 05, 2017 02:10 PM |

The Forest Plan for the Colville National Forest doesn’t go far enough to protect old-growth forests, connect large landscapes, restore native wildlife and protect and restore our aquatic resources, all things Conservation Northwest has been working for since its inception.

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We’ve moved our headquarters to Seattle

We’ve moved our headquarters to Seattle

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 26, 2017 11:00 AM |

After being based out of Bellingham for more than 25 years, this spring we officially moved the Conservation Northwest headquarters to our Seattle office.

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Join us on June 28 for Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Join us on June 28 for Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 13, 2017 10:53 AM |

Fewer than a dozen mountain caribou remain in the Inland Northwest. A new documentary aims to bring attention to their plight. Please join us for the WORLD PREMIERE on Wednesday, June 28 in Seattle!

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Low-stress livestock handling clinic preps for grazing season

Low-stress livestock handling clinic preps for grazing season

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jun 12, 2017 02:32 PM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

Low-stress handling creates calmer and more efficient ranching processes and minimizes conflicts between wildlife and livestock.

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Successful trainings for upcoming Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project season

Successful trainings for upcoming Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project season

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Jun 08, 2017 02:57 PM |

We're looking forward to what the 2017 field season will yield as we track and monitor wildlife throughout Washington state!

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Grizzly bear restoration transcends borders

Grizzly bear restoration transcends borders

An update on the Coast to Cascades Initiative.

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Another successful GiveBIG!

Another successful GiveBIG!

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at May 11, 2017 01:33 PM |

With your help we raised $23,000 in donations to help keep the Northwest wild!

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