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USFS announces new over-snow vehicle regulations

USFS announces new over-snow vehicle regulations

Plan balances winter recreation, reduces potential for harm to wildlife

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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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Okanagan Nation Alliance Deems Grizzly Bears At-Risk and Protected

Okanagan Nation Alliance Deems Grizzly Bears At-Risk and Protected

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 14, 2015 01:15 PM |

2015 got off to a great start for grizzly bears with the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Chiefs passing a resolution calling for protection and recovery of grizzlies, known as kiʔlawnaʔ in the nsyilxcen language.

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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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Join us and become a bear benefactor!

Join us and become a bear benefactor!

Working with partners like the St'at'imc people and Chief Michelle, we can help preserve these threatened icons, and by helping grizzly bears we’re also protecting critical habitat and helping human communities thrive.

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Coexisting with wolves - a cowboy's perspective

Coexisting with wolves - a cowboy's perspective

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Nov 24, 2014 03:30 PM |

As we continue to work with communities across the Northwest, we’re finding more and more open-minded people like Bill Johnson who are ready to roll up their shirtsleeves and work together on real solutions, not divisive campaigns that spread fear and animosity.

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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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 Volunteers give Gold Creek a face-lift

Volunteers give Gold Creek a face-lift

Armed with shovels, spades and willow shoots, Conservation Northwest and Forest Service volunteers are improving habitat near Snoqualmie Pass.

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10 things more likely to kill you outside than a grizzly bear

10 things more likely to kill you outside than a grizzly bear

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Oct 08, 2014 01:40 PM |

Instead of worrying about a mauling, here are ten things that are more likely to kill you than a grizzly bear.

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Supporters, staff visit Snoqualmie Pass project area

Supporters, staff visit Snoqualmie Pass project area

Supporters joined us on a fieldtrip to the Snoqualmie Pass area to learn more about our work to protect, connect and restore habitat in the I-90 corridor.

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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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