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It must be something (not) in the water

It must be something (not) in the water

Posted by jasmine at Oct 26, 2009 10:40 AM |

Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative wins Forest Service's 2009 National Watershed Award.

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Wolverine caught on film in WA's southern Cascades

Wolverine caught on film in WA's southern Cascades

Posted by jasmine at Oct 20, 2009 12:30 PM |
Filed under: wolverine remote camera

A rare sighting of a wolverine south of Mt. Rainier was captured on a remote camera in the southern portion of the Goat Rocks Wilderness at 6300 ft.

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Fresh tracks in fresh pow

Fresh tracks in fresh pow

Posted by jasmine at Oct 13, 2009 03:05 PM |

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 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 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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