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How much forest burns in a historic fire season, or two?

How much forest burns in a historic fire season, or two?

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Mar 23, 2016 10:35 AM |
Filed under: Wildfires What's Hot

You might be surprised. Plenty of people assume wildfires burn only in forests. As the smoke clears, a different picture emerges.

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Prescribed fire and wildfire

Prescribed fire and wildfire

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Mar 22, 2016 12:20 PM |
Filed under: Wildfires What's Hot

Increasing community preparedness in tandem with managing our landscapes using prescribed burning and selective thinning are keys to maintaining resilient forests, safer communities and quality wildlife habitat in the Northwest.

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Lessons from Mountain Caribou Country: A 21st Century Conservation Opportunity

Lessons from Mountain Caribou Country: A 21st Century Conservation Opportunity

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Mar 16, 2016 03:05 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

In addition to helping lead our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project and giving grizzly bear presentations, our friend David Moskowitz has a new project to spread awareness about one of the most endangered species in North America: the mountain caribou.

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"Living with Grizzly Bears" in Spokane

"Living with Grizzly Bears" in Spokane

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Mar 14, 2016 07:30 PM |
Filed under: Grizzly Bears What's Hot

Join us in Spokane on March 20 for David Moskowitz's "Living with Grizzly Bears" presentation!

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Oyster Dome and Blanchard Mountain still need your help

Oyster Dome and Blanchard Mountain still need your help

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Feb 29, 2016 03:30 PM |

The Department of Natural Resources is in the early stage of planning a timber sale in Blanchard State Forest that, unless the State Legislature comes up with $7.7 million, will mean trees falling in the summer of 2017.

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Looking ahead to protect our public lands

Looking ahead to protect our public lands

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 12, 2016 05:55 PM |
Filed under: Public lands What's Hot

The seizure of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by armed extremists demanding that the government hand over America’s public lands to local or private control is now over. But the struggle to keep our public lands in public hands is far from finished.

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January Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project news

January Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project news

The below is an update on our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project. We publish “Monitoring E-news” updates several times a year for the benefit of our project volunteers, advisers and sponsors. Please email ajaeger@conservationnw.org to sign up for these updates.

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Wolverine frolicking near Leavenworth

Wolverine frolicking near Leavenworth

Volunteers with our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project captured this amazing remote camera footage of a wolverine above Jack Creek near the upper end of Icicle Canyon in July 2015.

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Join us at Public Lands For All Rally tomorrow!

Join us at Public Lands For All Rally tomorrow!

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 18, 2016 02:35 PM |
Filed under: Public lands

Tomorrow, Tuesday 1/19 at noon there will be rallies in Seattle, Spokane, Boise, Portland and other towns and cities across the West to stand up for our nation's parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, BLM deserts and other public lands. Please come on down and show your support for America's Best Idea.

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Happy National Bird Day!

Happy National Bird Day!

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 05, 2016 12:55 PM |

Did you know that some of America's most iconic and imperiled birds live in the Northwest? Here's what we're doing to conserve them for future generations:

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Conservation news highlights from 2015

Conservation news highlights from 2015

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Dec 29, 2015 04:15 PM |

A few of our favorite news stories that touched on our work in Washington and British Columbia in 2015. We hope you’ll enjoy reading or re-reading them!

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More changes on our team

More changes on our team

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Dec 28, 2015 10:05 AM |
Filed under: CNW Staff

Although saying 'goodbye' is hard, opportunity for 'hellos' is never far behind.

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