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The art of perspective

Posted by bchristensen at Sep 10, 2008 07:16 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Sometimes we all get so engrossed in the minutiae of daily life that the "bigger picture" is easy to forget. In the much-loved art classes of my youth, I remember Ms. Maillett reminding us to step back from the canvas to see where our tight focus on a line or a shadow fit into the whole piece. Only from there could we see how it was progressing. It's good advice in more than just art, and today I decided to take a satellite-sized step back from my community of southwestern Whatcom County, WA...

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Speak up for wilderness this month

Hear ye! Hear ye! Speak up for wilderness this month

Posted by bchristensen at Sep 05, 2008 04:54 PM |

This is important stuff, folks. Please visit this page to learn about some vital meetings in northeastern WA that will help move forward potential wilderness areas in the Colville National Forest. The first, informational meeting is tomorrow morning in Colville, WA, and then there are several opportunities to speak on behalf of specific areas.

Not in northeast WA? You can also comment online.

I-90 safer for wildlife and people

I-90 safer for wildlife and people

Posted by bchristensen at Sep 02, 2008 05:49 PM |

We are thrilled that the wildlife crossing structures for which we advocated via the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition are included in the Final EIS for the I-90 expansion from Hyak to Easton. I can't wait to see wildlife crossing over the highway on their very own bridges...kind of like the monorail, but for bear and elk...

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It must be Whatcom week

It must be Whatcom week

Posted by bchristensen at Aug 28, 2008 02:53 PM |

More news from the wonderful world of Lake Whatcom

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Turkey-free Whatcom

Posted by bchristensen at Aug 21, 2008 10:02 AM |

A win for wildlife came down the pipe yesterday! State wildlife officials dropped the idea of introducing non-native wild turkeys in Whatcom County after, according to the Bellingham Herald, 87% of the public comments came out against the idea. This is good news for native species, since little is known about the effects of introduced wild turkeys. It is also good news for local farmers, who faced potential crop losses from "turkeys gone wild." (Now that's a bad TV show if I ever heard one.) Thanks to all who responded to our call for action here on Scat!

Bellingham Herald front page story

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Posted by bchristensen at Aug 19, 2008 03:20 PM |

No, it's not the cha cha, it's the good-news-bad-news dance for wildlife this month. Straight from our monthly email missive, Conservation Connection...

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Into the woods

Into the woods

Posted by Marlo Mytty at Aug 13, 2008 05:15 PM |

As volunteer coordinator for the Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, I had so far this year mostly been drafting documents such as data sheets and protocols, organizing trainings and teams, ordering supplies and talking to volunteers, but finally got to go out in the field in mid-July with a team of 6 volunteers to help install a set of remote cameras!

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My, what big news you have!

My, what big news you have!

Posted by bchristensen at Aug 12, 2008 11:23 PM |

Wow, it has been a crazy month for wolves in WA and beyond! Here is all the news, flipbooks, TV spots, sounds, and other wolf goodies all in one place.

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Witness for wilderness

Witness for wilderness

Posted by Erin Moore at Aug 04, 2008 10:05 AM |

For several weeks this summer, photographer Eric Zamora trekked through the wild forests and high valleys of the Colville National Forest, cut, bruised, and battered with only the bears, moose, and deer to serve witness. But oh, the places he's been!

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It's a plot!

It's a plot!

Posted by Mitch at Jul 28, 2008 03:15 PM |

So what's all the fuss about wolves?! This week, Washington's backcountry got even wilder, when Mitch Friedman spotted a wolverine near Mount Baker. Wolverines AND wolves. What is our wild country coming to?

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