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Fresh tracks in fresh pow

Fresh tracks in fresh pow

Conservation Northwest is calling all backcountry skiers, boarders, and snowshoers for our winter wolverine tracking program. Yodeleheehoo!

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We need all creatures great and small

We need all creatures great and small

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Oct 07, 2009 11:10 AM |

New study published in the journal Bioscience concludes that a catastrophic decline around the world of "apex" predators such as wolves, cougars, lions or sharks has led to a huge increase in smaller "mesopredators" that are causing major economic and ecological disruptions.

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Howling with Methow ranchers

Howling with Methow ranchers

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Sep 29, 2009 09:27 PM |

Conservation Northwest kicks the dirt with Methow Valley ranchers to get proactive on livestock protection and wolf recovery.

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With a face like that...

With a face like that...

A recent decision to designate critical habitat for lynx in the lower 48 is good news, but falls short in Washington. The Wenatchee World ran a Sunday feature on lynx in north central Washington, exploring the challenges facing their long-term survival and the importance of protecting places like the Kettle Range.

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Time is running out for North Cascades "ghost bears"

Time is running out for North Cascades "ghost bears"

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Feb 05, 2009 07:25 PM |
Filed under: grizzly wildlife What's Hot

Joe Scott comments on Seattle Times book review on "Grizzly Wars: The Public Fight Over the Great Bear" by David Knibb. He thanks Mr. Knibb for alerting Washingtonians that we're about to lose the only remaining population of grizzly bears outside of the Rocky Mountains, the grizzly bears of the North Cascades. But he begs to differ on another point: opinion polls show people to be strongly in favor, not divided, in their support for recovery of the great bear.

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Canines keep it real

Canines keep it real

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Jan 27, 2009 01:45 PM |

Wolves last roamed the Olympic Peninsula nearly a century ago. A new study argues the absence of these predators has led to dramatic and often destructive shifts in the area's ecology.

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