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There's room for everyone

There's room for everyone

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Apr 21, 2017 10:23 AM |

Our Executive Director's address from the 2017 Hope for a Wild Future auction and dinner.

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Loomis Forest protections helping sustain threatened lynx

Loomis Forest protections helping sustain threatened lynx

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Apr 19, 2017 05:10 PM |
Filed under: Loomis What's Hot Lynx

New research underscores the critical habitat value of an area Conservation Northwest successfully protected in 1999

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Introducing the Arid Lands Initiative

Introducing the Arid Lands Initiative

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Apr 10, 2017 05:15 PM |

As part of our new Columbia Basin Arid Lands conservation program, we're joining a collaboration to maintain, restore and connect shrub-steppe habitat for the good of both wildlife and people.

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Moving toward sustainable road systems

Moving toward sustainable road systems

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Apr 07, 2017 10:25 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

By working closely with the Forest Service to close down unnecessary forest roads on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, we're working to improve wildlife habitat, increase animal movement, and keep the forest healthy.

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Let’s do the right thing for grizzly bears

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 23, 2017 12:50 PM |
Filed under: Grizzly bears What's Hot

Sharing landscapes like the North Cascades with big, wild animals takes courage. But grizzly bears have called our region home for thousands of years. Despite plenty of food and habitat, only a few are left. We’re on the brink of losing an icon of the wild Pacific Northwest, and an important part of this ecosystem.

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How do you catch a grizzly bear?

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 23, 2017 12:48 PM |

Many Washingtonians have questions about how grizzly bear restoration would work in the North Cascades. Thankfully, scientists from the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service don’t need to start from scratch!

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Dakota Access Pipeline: This is my battle cry

Dakota Access Pipeline: This is my battle cry

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 22, 2017 12:50 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

As this fight moves from North Dakota to the courts in Washington, D.C., we wanted to share this poignant poem from our board member Amelia Marchand.

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How do people in bear country feel about grizzly restoration?

How do people in bear country feel about grizzly restoration?

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 17, 2017 02:00 PM |
Filed under: Grizzly Bears What's Hot

For our new short film, Chris Morgan asked people in northwest Montana how they feel about grizzly bear restoration.

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Time for the Grizzly?

Time for the Grizzly?

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 03, 2017 03:55 PM |
Filed under: Grizzly Bears What's Hot

New film highlights ways to restore North Cascades grizzly bears

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Hope for a Wild Future Auction and Dinner

Hope for a Wild Future Auction and Dinner

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Feb 03, 2017 01:05 PM |
Filed under: Auction What's Hot

Join us for our 14th annual auction and dinner on April 20, 2017!

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Olympia Update: Outdoors Legislative Day, bills threaten public lands

Olympia Update: Outdoors Legislative Day, bills threaten public lands

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 25, 2017 01:55 PM |

Some of our priorities and concerns in Olympia this session, including Blanchard State Forest and public lands.

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Wolf photographed at Chiwaukum wolverine site

Wolf photographed at Chiwaukum wolverine site

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 03, 2017 11:58 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

While most of our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project remote camera sites are active only in the summer and fall, each winter our volunteers and staff maintain several sites looking for wolverines in remote areas of the Cascades. In 2016 one of them captured amazing new images of a gray wolf!

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