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Where are those crazy kids now?

Where are those crazy kids now?

Posted by bchristensen at Jul 16, 2008 01:39 PM |

Hey all, the WDFW has their Pacific fisher reintroduction updates up on their site, including fun video footage. The slow motion clips just scream for a Chariots of Fire soundtrack!

How cool is that? We are thrilled to be part of such and amazing success. And you--our fabulous supporters--can pat yourselves on the back for helping make a more complete ecosystem in Washington. Go, team!

Disposable species?

Disposable species?

Posted by Joe Scott at Jul 15, 2008 11:40 PM |

The Bush administration is treading where no previous administration dared go with regard to protecting at-risk species under the Endangered Species Act. When petitioned to list the wolverine under the ESA, the Bush Fish and Wildlife Service declared that it was unnecessary because a) there are plenty of the feisty little animals in Canada, and b) we really don't know enough about them in the lower 48, so we can't really know for sure they're endangered.Well, hey! What else do they have in Canada that is disposable here? Maybe we can just make monthly payments to Canada to protect all of the endangered species and habitat that are part of America's living legacy.

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Loving the Loomis

Loving the Loomis

Posted by jbroughton at Jul 11, 2008 03:45 PM |

Ever been to the Loomis State Forest? Friends and I headed out to learn more about the Loomis and our leap-of-faith in Washington citizens' love of their wildest places that lead to great success. What an amazing place and story!

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Watching for wolves

Watching for wolves

Posted by bchristensen at Jul 09, 2008 01:28 PM |

Are you excited to hear the wild howl of wolves in Washington again? A Conservation Northwest remote camera has captured an image of what may be a wild wolf living in the Chelan-Sawtooth Mountains. Biologists are in the process of confirming whether or not a breeding pair has settled in the area.

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Report from the Rendezvous

Report from the Rendezvous

Posted by Erin Moore at Jul 07, 2008 05:20 PM |

What happens when you bring together hikers, land-lovers, and some time around the fire in the Kettle Range? Well, now I know...

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A model extinction?

A model extinction?

Posted by bchristensen at Jul 07, 2008 12:20 AM |

Life is random, according to scientists studying ecology, anyway. But it's possible that scientists haven't been thinking randomly enough, and endangered wildlife may disappear more quickly than expected.

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Cross-cuts are cool again

Cross-cuts are cool again

Posted by bchristensen at Jun 30, 2008 11:23 PM |

Ever hiked into the wild with friends and got to brag that you were responsible for all the fun? This summer you can be the star in northeast Washington! Join us on the trail and experience fulfilling and unique trail work; we're doing it old school.

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Take a walk this weekend

Take a walk this weekend

Posted by bchristensen at Jun 26, 2008 12:08 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Can one ever have too many hiking guides to the Cascades?! Erin gives us her take on Craig Romano's hikes in his latest book.

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WA State full of turkeys?

WA State full of turkeys?

Posted by bchristensen at Jun 20, 2008 05:21 PM |

Imagine, you're hiking along a trail in Whatcom County, admiring the scenery, breathing the fresh air, and listening to the sweet call of birds in the forest. Oh, there is the trill of a winter wren. And there! There was a warbler flitting by. Ah, what a nice gobble gobble gobble that was... um... what?

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In the year 2525...

Posted by bchristensen at Jun 18, 2008 05:14 PM |

I thought a blog was a big leap for some of the less web-addicted staff at Conservation Northwest, but right here on this blog, Mitch is eating pastry and sending his iphone pic to us, Joe is blogging about old growth in Canada, and now, we are on YouTube...again.

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