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CNW Fire Dispatch #5 – Cantwell fire policy hearing

CNW Fire Dispatch #5 – Cantwell fire policy hearing

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 27, 2015 04:05 PM |

Today, I attended a field hearing hosted by Senator Maria Cantwell on fire policy.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #4: The scene in Twisp

CNW Fire Dispatch #4: The scene in Twisp

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 27, 2015 01:10 PM |

George Wooten lives in Twisp, working on forest and wildlands restoration and policy in north-central Washington as part of our Forest Field Program. He has been sending us regular fire updates over the past few days, which we’ve arranged as a log here. Thank you for the unique perspectives George!

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CNW Fire Dispatch #3 – Stickpin and how fire can stop fire

CNW Fire Dispatch #3 – Stickpin and how fire can stop fire

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 26, 2015 11:35 AM |

The Stickpin Fire started with a lighting strike on August 11 in the northwest part of the Profanity Roadless Area, which is at the heart of Conservation Northwest’s longstanding wilderness aspirations for that area. It quickly grew to the north and looked like it would cross the British Columbia border and threaten the city of Grand Forks, BC. Then a little over a week ago it stopped moving north. Why?

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CNW Fire Dispatch #2 – Perspective from our Science Director

CNW Fire Dispatch #2 – Perspective from our Science Director

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 25, 2015 11:25 AM |

Editor’s Note: The below is the second of our dispatches from staff living or working in the north-central Washington communities impacted by this year's fires. Dave Werntz, our Science and Conservation Director, lives in Twisp. His family evacuated to the westside this past weekend.

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CNW Fire Dispatch #1 – The view from Omak

CNW Fire Dispatch #1 – The view from Omak

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 25, 2015 09:20 AM |

By Jay Kehne. Living on a hill near the Okanogan River south of Omak, my family and I are fortunate to be in a position to watch and keep track of the fires but so far have not been evacuated.

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Update on wildfires and our Twisp staff

Update on wildfires and our Twisp staff

Our staff in Twisp (and office dog Abby and horse Homer) evacuated safely yesterday.

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Only 50 days to reauthorize our most important conservation program

Only 50 days to reauthorize our most important conservation program

Please sign the petition today asking Congress to reauthorize our nation's most important conservation program.

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Forest Field Program fights for our trees

Forest Field Program fights for our trees

Finding optimism and solutions amongst the challenges in this landscape is all in a day’s work for Jen Watkins, George Wooten, David Heflick, Dave Werntz, and contract forester Derek Churchill of the Conservation Northwest Forest Field Program.

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Of cougars, science and public trust

Of cougars, science and public trust

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 06, 2015 04:55 PM |
Filed under: Cougars Hunting What's Hot

Conservation Northwest has joined with the Humane Society of the United States and other groups to petition the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to amend its three-year cougar hunting quota rules finalized on May 1st 2015.

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Habitat connectivity at Snoqualmie Pass

Habitat connectivity at Snoqualmie Pass

In an age of changing climate and people and wildlife on the move, it's not enough to simply preserve fragmented wildlands like those around I-90 in Washington's Cascades. Governments, organizations and businesses must work together to protect, restore and connect landscapes at the scale of greater ecosystems.

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Ghost Bears of the North Cascades in Seattle on May 14th

Ghost Bears of the North Cascades in Seattle on May 14th

Posted by Chase Gunnell at May 11, 2015 04:30 PM |

As we enter into a historic moment for grizzlies in the lower 48 states, we invite you to spend an evening with wildlife ecologist and Conservation Northwest friend Bill Gaines at Ghost Bears: Studying Grizzly Bears in the North Cascades on May 14th at the Seattle REI.

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Mr. Friedman goes to Washington, D.C.

Mr. Friedman goes to Washington, D.C.

Mitch Friedman, our executive director, was in Washington, D.C. today testifying before congress on the need to better manage forests for ecological resilience; reducing wildfire risk, benefiting local communities, and improving wildlife habitat. And how we've been able to do so collaboratively as part of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition.

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