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What are you lookin' at?

What are you lookin' at?

Posted by bchristensen at Dec 12, 2008 01:19 AM |

In what I think must be the cutest scientific report ever published, The Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project released the findings of this year's 43 volunteer-placed cameras. Have a look!

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The process needs you

The process needs you

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 25, 2008 10:40 PM |

Many people who are staunch supporters of wilderness are also avid outdoors enthusiasts, so it's pretty impressive when these folks are willing to skip a fine autumn Saturday in the outdoors in order to attend a series of meetings...

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The time is now

The time is now

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 25, 2008 04:09 PM |

This week is an historic opportunity to make an on-the-ground difference for wildlife, wild places, and the unique natural heritage of northeastern Washington. Before you head to the store to stock up on cranberries for the big meal (ok, canned cranberry jelly at my house), please click here to take action for wilderness in the Columbia Highlands.

You can brag at the Thanksgiving table that you helped ensure the success of the Columbia Highlands Initiative, including protections for the last truly wild areas in Washington's last frontier. Just make sure you don't have cranberries in your teeth first. Thanks!

A report from the wild

A report from the wild

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 19, 2008 12:57 PM |

With all the remote camera photos of wolves and pups coming through this summer, we've been abuzz about the Cascades getting wilder and the ecosystem more balanced. But no photo or scientific analysis can compare to an actual encounter with a majestic wild creature. This fall, long-time Conservation Northwest member Candace McKenna was hiking in the Okanogan and is pretty sure she saw a wolf.

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Lynx need your help to survive in WA!

Lynx need your help to survive in WA!

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 17, 2008 10:56 AM |

In this new political culture, are Canadians now migrating with their pets to the US? Well, that I can't answer that for sure, though I've noticed my kitty has picked up a strange accent recently... I do know that one of our rarest wild cats, named after the great country to the north, needs some help today, no matter where you or your pets are from! Please act by Thursday, November 20th for these amazing creatures.

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No retreat from the work at hand

No retreat from the work at hand

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 14, 2008 12:45 PM |

Conservation Northwest staff spent two days this week on the very rainy shores of Lake Wenatchee in our annual staff retreat. Retreats are a rare chance for all the staff to gather in one place. We review our successes and challenges of the previous year and lay out the strategic roads to ensuring the region is wild enough for wolves, grizzly bears, and mountain caribou;  working with local communities to create sustainable timber jobs and wilderness; and giving wildlife safe passage and respite from climate change, to name a few. Here and there we even have some silly fun to celebrate another great year working on your behalf for a wild Northwest (I can be bribed for photographic evidence).

During planning sessions, staff all had a chance to chime in on what issues we see as most important for our future work and the healthy future of ecosystems and communities. We use science, strategy, and collaboration, but we never forget our members and donors fund more than 70% of our work. What do you think is most important in our work? About which Northwest wildlife or wild place are you most passionate?

[not a member? it's easy!]

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A brand new day

A brand new day

Posted by Erin Moore at Nov 05, 2008 11:30 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Blues skies above autumn colors this morning. It's as though the leaves of maples, cottonwoods, larch, and aspen lingered to see a brand new day.I'm still acclimating to the feeling that our next President is a broadminded African-American from my home state, the Land of Lincoln. I could never have imagined something else that I saw last night: hordes of young people running through the streets of Bellingham carrying American flags.Something else happened last night that I did imagine, and that you helped bring about for wilderness and wildlife...

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All the news that's fit

All the news that's fit

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 03, 2008 03:39 PM |

Every month we send out an email missive, The Conservation Connection, to let supporters know about the latest and greatest at Conservation Northwest. October's edition is available online here.

This season's Conservation Northwest Quarterly was a huge hit, with its pull-out wildlife trading cards and articles featuring the wonderful animals of a wild Northwest: wolves, grizzly bears, wolverines, fisher, and mountain caribou. To get a hard copy of the newsletter and your very own set of trading cards, let us know.

Trip(s) to the fair

Trip(s) to the fair

Posted by Rose Oliver at Oct 28, 2008 12:45 PM |

"I wrote my letter for the bears, not for the soda. I mean… what about the Dodo? Wouldn't you like to see a Dodo? I would. I don't want my kids to have to ask me what happened to the grizzly bear."

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Imperiled bears not camera shy

Imperiled bears not camera shy

Posted by gwilson at Oct 24, 2008 03:03 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

A lot of Hollywood films try to make profound statements about the world but care more about proceeds than philanthropy. BEARTREK is quite the opposite: donating all profits to bear recovery efforts while it documents these enchanting creatures of the world. Imagine if the $700 million profit from Finding Nemo was donated to ocean cleanup efforts. Or if the over $600 million profit from "Ice Age: The Meltdown" was donated to combat global climate change. We should be so lucky. With even the brightest animals unable to get jobs or take out loans, they need our help!

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