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A tribute to Billy Frank, Jr.

A tribute to Billy Frank, Jr.

Last week, we lost one of our region’s most steadfast champions for environmental conservation. Below is a piece sent to us from Martha Kongsgaard, Chair of the Puget Sound Partnership, about Native American activist Billy Frank, Jr.’s unwavering optimism, his warm and friendly heart, and his decades of determined work to make Washington state and Indian Country a better place for future generations.

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We share a passion

We share a passion

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at May 07, 2014 03:30 PM |
Filed under: 25th Anniversary

Thanks to our generous supporters, Conservation Northwest was able to raise over $300,000 dollars in the last week. That is tremendous! Conservation Northwest staff and board thanks you.

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GiveBIG to wildlife on May 6th!

GiveBIG to wildlife on May 6th!

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at May 05, 2014 03:55 PM |
Filed under: GiveBig Giving

Ever wondered what difference $50 or $100 really makes for wildlife? A big difference, especially if you donate it for Conservation Northwest's vital work on May 6th, during GiveBIG!

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Six words I hadn't heard in 1989

Six words I hadn't heard in 1989

Posted by Mitch Friedman at May 01, 2014 05:30 AM |

On the day of our 25th anniversary celebration and "Hope for a Wild Future" auction, Executive Director Mitch Friedman realized he has learned some new words over the years.

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Three Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Conservation Northwest

Three Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Conservation Northwest

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Apr 22, 2014 10:00 AM |

Looking for three easy ways to be green on Earth Day? Let Conservation Northwest inspire you...

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News flash on Okanogan ATVs

News flash on Okanogan ATVs

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Mar 24, 2014 01:35 PM |

I’m delighted that Okanogan County, faced with a difficult trial against Conservation Northwest and the Methow Valley Citizens Council, chose to rescind two ordinances it passed last year that would have opened up county roads to an unlawful level of ATV access. The county commissioners had been overly aggressive in trying to use new authorities the Conservation Northwest, as part of a diverse group of conservation and motorized recreation stakeholders, shepherded through Olympia. The objective of the new state law was to increase recreational opportunities by allowing ATVs on certain types of low-speed (35 mph or less) roads while reducing environmental impacts by imposing visible license plates on all ORVs and boosting enforcement, so we can bust the bad apples who illegally ride through our sensitive backcountry.

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Monitoring small mammals on I-90

Monitoring small mammals on I-90

Posted by Hailey Starr at Jan 29, 2014 10:31 AM |

Kris is an ecologist and Biology professor at Central Washington University (CWU) who is interested in population and community ecology and has a special enthusiasm for pikas. Her team consisted of recent graduates from CWU who love wildlife and the outdoors. Working with the WA Dept of Transportation and Forest Service, their main objective was to gather knowledge of what small mammals current occupy the area near where the wildlife overpass will be going in along I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. Here's what they found...

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First tracks of I-90 success this season

First tracks of I-90 success this season

Posted by Jen Watkins at Jan 07, 2014 12:00 AM |

We sent our citizen science volunteers out to track under I-90's newest wildlife underpasses, and they brought back just what we were looking for!

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Quest to find the elusive wolverine!

Quest to find the elusive wolverine!

Our fabulous British intern Hannah Field shares her recent expedition to Washington's South Cascades to set up a wolverine camera trap with our volunteer coordinator Alison Huyett and Conservation Northwest volunteer Mike Hitchner.

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Turn Black Friday green!

Turn Black Friday green!

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 27, 2013 11:25 PM |
Filed under: members matter!

"Black Friday" sounds kind of scary... and if you head to the mall it really can be. So maybe you've decided to avoid the crowds? Going online will save your feet--and probably your patience--but will it save a wolverine or a forest full of old-growth cedar?

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