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What would Teddy do?

What would Teddy do?

Posted by bchristensen at Jan 15, 2009 02:03 PM |

The first 100 days of a new president's term are always an exciting time, an opportunity for the new administration to send a strong message about the tenor of their time in office. Well, we have a suggestion...Roll back the Roadless Rule rollbacks.

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Come 'n get it

Come 'n get it

Posted by bchristensen at Jan 07, 2009 11:51 PM |

While I deal with floods--like most of NW WA this week--I thought I would save myself some time for sump pump watching...

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It's the final countdown

It's the final countdown

Posted by bchristensen at Dec 30, 2008 07:37 PM |

Maybe it is me, but 2008 sure went by quickly! When I look back at the great year we had for wildlife and wild places, I am very grateful for Conservation Northwest's many dedicated members, supporters, volunteers, and activists.In 2008, we celebrated: the return of fishers to the Olympic Peninsula, the first documented wolf pack in the North Cascades since the 1930s, and hundreds of letters and meeting attendees turning out to support wilderness, restoration, and jobs in the Columbia Highlands....

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Merry fisher!

Merry fisher!

Posted by bchristensen at Dec 26, 2008 12:29 PM |

Our supporters, staff, and friends celebrate all sorts of holidays, special events, and snowy days this time of year, so we just wanted to add one more joyful moment to the season with this news. The Olympics ecosystem is a little bit wilder, a little more balanced, and even better this New Year, with release of fourteen more pacific fishers into the wilds of the Olympic National Park...

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The Owl and the Woodpecker

The Owl and the Woodpecker

Posted by Paul Bannick at Dec 22, 2008 03:05 PM |

What do owls and woodpeckers have to do with one another? This question is posed to me on a daily basis since the publication of my first book, The Owl and The Woodpecker: Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds. The answer may surprise you!

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Conservation has never been so cool!

Conservation has never been so cool!

Posted by bchristensen at Dec 16, 2008 02:35 PM |

Nothing is more eco-friendly than re-using instead of buying new, or at least that is how I justify my thrift store obsession. Well, now you too can shop vintage while helping Northwest wildlife! Out amazing supporter Margaret, owner of  Denise Brain, an on-line merchant of top-drawer vintage clothing, is listing a wonderul array of vintage clothes and accessories on eBay Giving Works, and portions of every sale support our work. Thanks, Margaret! (She also has a super-fun blog.)

These great auctions end soon; bid today. I am particularly partial to the aprons...not that that is a hint or anything.

Really.

Want to give health and habitat to wildlife in your own unique way? We have on-line giving resources, like shopping via iGive or GoodShop, and we always are looking for facebook friends! In fact, there is a contest on right now over at our Facebook Cause that enters every donor who helps us meet our goal by year's end into a raffle for a spot on a lynx-tracking trip in Eastern WA.

Taking a stand against wildlife bullies

Taking a stand against wildlife bullies

Posted by gwilson at Dec 12, 2008 07:26 PM |

In the midnight hour, the Bush administration took its biggest bite out of wildlife yet. This was a bite so large that a normal-sized throat would have difficulty swallowing it, but Bush Jr. is already well-practiced in taking egregious bites out of wildlife protection. After eight years of environmental atrocities, his throat is so large that he (metaphorically) looks like a giant bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)—perhaps the one imperiled species that the outgoing president has a narcissistic compassion for.

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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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