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Solstice gifts for all creatures, great and small

Solstice gifts for all creatures, great and small

Posted by bchristensen at Dec 21, 2009 02:45 PM |

It seems that the Solstice and upcoming holidays are going to be good to wildlife big and small, and right about now we feel a bit like Santa’s elves!

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Thanks for a wild Northwest!

Thanks for a wild Northwest!

Posted by jspencer at Dec 07, 2009 02:45 PM |
Filed under: fisher

Like many of you, I spend the holidays with family, enjoying the beauty of Washington's wildest places and my time with family. I am thankful for the mossy, old forests of the Olympic Peninsula I can wander with my nieces, and Conservation Northwest is thankful for supporters like you! What will you be thankful for this season?

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Northwest wildlife hits hottest list

Northwest wildlife hits hottest list

Posted by emoore at Dec 04, 2009 10:35 AM |

We all want to be on the "A List," unless that list puts you in the running for the wildlife most negatively affected by climate change. A report from the Endangered Species Coalition puts some of our favorite wildlife in the hot seat.

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Think your holiday travel is hard?

Think your holiday travel is hard?

Posted by jbroughton at Nov 23, 2009 11:50 PM |

When the weather outside is frightful, news on the latest wildlife success sure is delightful. Over the last 2 winters, nearly 50 fisher came to the Olympic Peninsula from BC, with a little help from Conservation Northwest and our partners. This year, even more of these elusive forest mammals are starting their journey to bolster northwest biodiversity, and their trip makes the airport this Wednesday look easy. But, in the end, their travels and the travails of those finding our newest residents are well worth the effort, biologically speaking.

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Does south Puget Sound prairie outweigh drive time?

Does south Puget Sound prairie outweigh drive time?

Does it make sense to build a highway through what's left of Washington's remaining native oak woodland prairie, prime habitat for 19 plants and animals facing extinction, including streaked horned lark, water howellia, Mazama pocket gopher, and Taylor's checkerspot butterfly? Does it make any more sense when you add in that the highway won't do much for drive times or carbon emissions as our state is supposed to be making major changes to address climate change?

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Adopt a wilderness!

Adopt a wilderness!

Posted by emoore at Nov 05, 2009 06:05 PM |
Filed under: Columbia Highlands

The Colville National Forest of northeastern Washington has oodles of wild roadless forest that deserve wilderness protection. We need you to adopt a wilderness.

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Wolves influence forest diversity

Wolves influence forest diversity

Cristina Eisenberg, a researcher from Oregon State University, has concluded that a decline in young aspen trees in NW Montana is due to the missing presence of one primary predator: the wolf.

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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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