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Lynx on the line

Lynx on the line

Posted by bchristensen at Apr 21, 2008 05:35 PM |

Will you make your way through a teensy bureaucratic maze to rescue our rare lynx from its own labyrinth of fractured habitat and environmental pressures? Only you, fair traveler of the blogosphere, can bring a healthy future to our rarest of cats! Do you dare click continue and meet your destiny?

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Elbow room?

Elbow room?

Posted by Joe Scott at Apr 15, 2008 04:15 PM |

A BC biologist took me flying over the Inland Temperate Rainforest to track wolves. Several hours and one airsickness bag later, I learned that humans are doing more than just logging and playing in endangered mountain caribou habitat, and wolves may pay the price...

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From glaciers to grizzlies, climate changes

From glaciers to grizzlies, climate changes

Posted by bchristensen at Apr 11, 2008 12:11 PM |

As we already know, climate change affects more than just glaciers. Researchers studying grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park have noticed a shift from their normal hibernation habits...

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Agency cries wolf

Agency cries wolf

Posted by Erin Moore at Apr 07, 2008 02:22 PM |

It was a sad day in late March when the federal government removed gray wolves (Canis lupus occidentalis) from the endangered species list in the Northern Rockies. Sad because they were delisted for the wrong reasons. Having wolves in the West mean more possibilities for wolves who might wander into Washington...

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It's the final stretch...or something

It's the final stretch...or something

Posted by bchristensen at Apr 07, 2008 01:15 PM |

OK, so I don't know a darn thing about basketball. (I know Joe is terribly disappointed in me after all his coaching.) But I do know that the Northwest isn't the Northwest without big trees, cool and clear streams teaming with salmon, rugged trails to big peaks, a heritage of living on the land, and a wide ray of amazing wildlife from salamanders to grizzlies. And did *you* know you can help these wildlife and wild places in a game-winning, overtime free throw? Or something basketball-y like that...

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Tracks tell tales

Tracks tell tales

Posted by dknowles at Mar 28, 2008 01:30 PM |

Some of us will be lucky enough to see in person the more elusive of Northwest wildlife species. For the majority, though, tracks and small signs are left to show us that a bear or fisher recently wandered across our path. While skiing in the Kettle River Range in mid-March, friends and I came across...

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Chasing after critters

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 27, 2008 02:41 PM |

Last week I travelled to Spokane to attend an annual conference hosted by The Wildlife Society's WA Chapter. There is a lot to be learned in the world of wildlife research and management, and this was the place to do it!

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Proclamation nation

Proclamation nation

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 25, 2008 02:43 PM |

When Governor Chris Gregoire proclaimed May 12-18 as Bear Awareness Week, we put on our grizzly suits and exchanged bear hugs in the office. Governor Gregoire's nod to the importance of the work to advocate for bears in our ecosystems...

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The game is (almost) up!

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 25, 2008 06:18 AM |

It's March, and you know what that means...

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Beetle-mania: Can Northwest forests take the heat?

Beetle-mania: Can Northwest forests take the heat?

Posted by Emily McMahon at Mar 20, 2008 03:15 PM |

Climate change is the biggest story in conservation news most days, but it doesn't just mean less ice for polar bears. Northwest ecosystems need to be buffered as the place heats up...

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