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Howling with Methow ranchers

Howling with Methow ranchers

Posted by jasmine 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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Wildlife caught on film II, the return

Wildlife caught on film II, the return

This week, Conservation Northwest hosted two showings of the film "Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators." Supporters in Spokane and Twisp packed the house to address the following: "Top predators hold a key to life itself. Can people and predators coexist? Can we afford not to?" Guest blogger, author, and tracker Linda Jo Hunter gives us her take on the film.

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Wildlife caught on film

Posted by bchristensen at Sep 13, 2009 09:05 PM |

Yet sometimes, our work is just plain fun. The latest update from our Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project just came in this week, and let's face it, animal photos are always a treat.

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Roads in the right--and wrong--direction

Roads in the right--and wrong--direction

From a road less traveled by wildlife to a road that threatens a unique gem, our state's highways were the focus in August.

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A Friday for the future

A Friday for the future

Mitch headed off on vacation this week leaving behind some great accomplishments and good news from the northeast corner of the state and even more from the Obama administration.

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A landscape of change

It was encouraging to read about collaboration between conservation and timber interests in Arizona, where officials released a collaborative agreement about how and where to thin for wildfire management on 1 million acres ponderosa pine forests. Taking a big step away from the "timber wars" of the past, where unsustainable practices led to extensive legal battles and gridlock for local economies, they have created a workable plan for the future of public lands and the communities around them.

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Loud and clear for climate change?

Loud and clear for climate change?

Posted by Erin Moore at Aug 03, 2009 01:55 PM |

You know that the topic of climate change has hit the big time in the US when it sprouts up at Times Square and Mount Rushmore on practically the same day. Will flashy direct action or counters make the difference we need to turn the tide?

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A tracker's tale

A tracker's tale

Posted by Linda Jo Hunter, guest blogger at Jul 26, 2009 08:15 PM |
Filed under: wildlife bear

When I learned to track and see passage of animals and humans where other people don’t often see tracks, say in the forest duff and vegetation, I started to learn more about animal behavior and human use of the forest. As a tracker I can monitor a bear’s movements for weeks through the summer to see what food sources they use and what they do when people come into their territory.

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Rendezvous, part deux

Rendezvous, part deux

Posted by emoore at Jul 20, 2009 04:00 PM |

Chapter two, in which Erin meets a mountain, sees a gory sight, is chased by a monster from the sky....and enjoys flying pancakes.

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A Rendezvous with Jungle Hill, in the first

A Rendezvous with Jungle Hill, in the first

Posted by emoore at Jul 17, 2009 02:55 PM |

The Kettle Range Rendezvous was a couple weekends ago, in its 7th annual incarnation. On a Friday night some six hours out from Bellingham, I dropped down from Sherman Pass in the late summer dusk. Cars at the edge of the Jungle Hill campground sport bumperstickers, "Protect Eastern Washington Wilderness" and "I love Ferry County." I know I've found the right spot. "Bellingham has arrived!" I exclaim to friendly faces around a roaring campfire.

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News of nature rebounding

News of nature rebounding

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Jul 15, 2009 02:25 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

My 17-year-old nephew, Kevin, was spending the week with Uncle Mitch to get him a break from the crazed adolescent behavior of my brother and sister-in-law in Chicago. Always concerned about growth in our region, I did my best to show him how ugly and insufferable is the Northwest, especially in summer. He faced encounters with swollen rivers, hikes through jungle-height devils club and salmonberry, no-bite fishing, camping among mosquitoes, meals of live crabs, and even soaking in unsanitary hot springs. If those didn’t chase him off, the spine-chilling howls of savage canids surely must have.

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What makes an Okanogan rancher?

What makes an Okanogan rancher?

Posted by Jay Kehne, Okanogan County outreach associate at Jul 02, 2009 03:55 PM |
Filed under: wolf

Earlier this month, the Seattle Times ran an article about wolves, ranchers, and one dead cow in Okanogan County, and I wondered how folks out in Seattle and the "west side" see ranchers in places like my home in the Okanogan valley. I've worked with farmers and ranchers in eastern Washington for over 30 years and have a lot of friends who call Okanogan County their home. And even with that, I continue to learn more about what the "ranching community" means here.

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