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CNW Fire Dispatch #9 – Rain comes to the Kettle Fires

CNW Fire Dispatch #9 – Rain comes to the Kettle Fires

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 01, 2015 04:25 PM |

David lives in a log cabin outside the town of Orient near the Kettle River Mountain Range. As part of our Forest Field Program team, he works on forest policy and restoration on the Colville National Forest and in surrounding areas.

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On the trail of wolverines in the North Cascades

On the trail of wolverines in the North Cascades

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 31, 2015 06:47 PM |

The adventures of our 2015 monitoring intern Tess Rooney

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CNW Fire Dispatch #8 - Loss at Scanlon Lake

CNW Fire Dispatch #8 - Loss at Scanlon Lake

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 31, 2015 06:05 PM |

By Andy Held, Conservation Northwest Boardmember. Andy also serves on the board of Wilderness Awareness School. WAS has used the land around Scanlon Lake for many years.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #7 - Colleagues evacuated from Nespelem

CNW Fire Dispatch #7 - Colleagues evacuated from Nespelem

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 28, 2015 04:10 PM |
Filed under: Wildfires What's Hot

Jay Kehne lives and works in Omak, Washington. He leads our Wolf Conflict Avoidance Program, including the Range Rider Pilot Project, and also works on habitat connectivity and restoration projects including the Working for Wildlife Initiative in Okanogan County.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #6 - Land ownership map

CNW Fire Dispatch #6 - Land ownership map

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 28, 2015 09:00 AM |
Filed under: Wildfires What's Hot

Below is a map of 2015 wildfire perimeters overlaid with property ownership in northcentral and northeast Washington.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #5 – Cantwell fire policy hearing

CNW Fire Dispatch #5 – Cantwell fire policy hearing

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 27, 2015 04:05 PM |

Today, I attended a field hearing hosted by Senator Maria Cantwell on fire policy.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #4: The scene in Twisp

CNW Fire Dispatch #4: The scene in Twisp

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 27, 2015 01:10 PM |

George Wooten lives in Twisp, working on forest and wildlands restoration and policy in north-central Washington as part of our Forest Field Program. He has been sending us regular fire updates over the past few days, which we’ve arranged as a log here. Thank you for the unique perspectives George!

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CNW Fire Dispatch #3 – Stickpin and how fire can stop fire

CNW Fire Dispatch #3 – Stickpin and how fire can stop fire

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 26, 2015 11:35 AM |

The Stickpin Fire started with a lighting strike on August 11 in the northwest part of the Profanity Roadless Area, which is at the heart of Conservation Northwest’s longstanding wilderness aspirations for that area. It quickly grew to the north and looked like it would cross the British Columbia border and threaten the city of Grand Forks, BC. Then a little over a week ago it stopped moving north. Why?

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CNW Fire Dispatch #2 – Perspective from our Science Director

CNW Fire Dispatch #2 – Perspective from our Science Director

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 25, 2015 11:25 AM |

Editor’s Note: The below is the second of our dispatches from staff living or working in the north-central Washington communities impacted by this year's fires. Dave Werntz, our Science and Conservation Director, lives in Twisp. His family evacuated to the westside this past weekend.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #1 – The view from Omak

CNW Fire Dispatch #1 – The view from Omak

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 25, 2015 09:20 AM |

By Jay Kehne. Living on a hill near the Okanogan River south of Omak, my family and I are fortunate to be in a position to watch and keep track of the fires but so far have not been evacuated.

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Update on wildfires and our Twisp staff

Update on wildfires and our Twisp staff

Our staff in Twisp (and office dog Abby and horse Homer) evacuated safely yesterday.

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Only 50 days to reauthorize our most important conservation program

Only 50 days to reauthorize our most important conservation program

Please sign the petition today asking Congress to reauthorize our nation's most important conservation program.

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