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Help us create intact, resilient landscapes!

Help us create intact, resilient landscapes!

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Oct 15, 2015 02:55 PM |
Filed under: Members What's Hot

Please join us in protecting our natural world by becoming a member of Conservation Northwest before October 31 for a special rate of $25.

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Volunteers work to restore Snoqualmie Pass habitat

Volunteers work to restore Snoqualmie Pass habitat

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Oct 13, 2015 03:15 PM |
Filed under: Volunteers Planting Party

Rocks. Rain. Riparian restoration. Volunteers and staff met up with Washington State Department of Transportation and U.S. Forest Service staff to lend a few hands in a restoration project on Snoqualmie Pass.

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Become a member of our conservation community!

Become a member of our conservation community!

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Oct 08, 2015 11:10 AM |
Filed under: Members What's Hot

Please join us in protecting our natural world by becoming a member of Conservation Northwest for a special rate of $25.

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Breaking down the news: Whitman County wolf poacher let off easy

Breaking down the news: Whitman County wolf poacher let off easy

Posted by Jeff Baierlein at Sep 16, 2015 03:20 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Lack of consequences for illegal poaching of state-endangered wolf deeply flawed and needs to be addressed

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CNW Fire Dispatch #12 - Inside the fire lines

CNW Fire Dispatch #12 - Inside the fire lines

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 11, 2015 02:45 PM |

Early indications are that our investments in forest and wildlands restoration helped shaped the way the 2015 fires played out on the landscape. In several places, it appears this work favorably affected fire growth and behavior.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #11 – Impacts to Working for Wildlife

CNW Fire Dispatch #11 – Impacts to Working for Wildlife

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 10, 2015 02:00 PM |

Unfortunately, the Okanogan Complex Fires and the North Star Fire have burned widely within the Working for Wildlife Initiative project area.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #10 - Touring the Okanogan

CNW Fire Dispatch #10 - Touring the Okanogan

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 09, 2015 04:30 PM |

To get a better sense of things on the ground, last week I toured several areas in Okanogan County that were affected by fires along with Conservation Associate Jay Kehne, who is based in Omak.

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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 06:50 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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