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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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HUGE news!

Posted by bchristensen at Jul 22, 2008 07:42 PM |

After ten years of conducting wildlife surveys using remote cameras, Conservation Northwest has captured photographs of six wolf pups residing in the North Cascades. In response to consistent wolf sighting reports in recent years, we coordinated with agency biologists and local volunteers to place four remote cameras in the North Cascades. Yesterday, they hit the jackpot.

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Climate change a spectator sport?

Climate change a spectator sport?

Posted by bchristensen at Jul 17, 2008 03:18 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

"There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening." ~Marshall McLuhanFunny thing about the inevitable, it's not always inevitable. Just ask the undefeated New England Patriots...

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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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