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Gaining ground on ORVs

Gaining ground on ORVs

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Feb 28, 2013 10:35 AM |

We need to end the epidemic of illegal and harmful use of Off-Road Vehicles. Unethical ORV riders have created thousands of illegal and damaging trail miles on Washington state lands and cost ranchers and tree farmers millions in property damage. They can be a noisy disruption of a quiet backcountry for those who hike or hunt. Gathering momentum in Olympia is a bill, HB 1632/SB 5513, that would reduce abuse while expanding legitimate ORV recreation opportunities.

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March 12 for Whatcom County!

March 12 for Whatcom County!

SAVE THE DATE: March 12 for Whatcom County’s future! The date we’ve all been waiting so long for is finally set: On the evening of March 12, with your help, the Whatcom County Council will vote to approve the land reconveyance to create a Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve Park. Take action soon...

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Share some wildlife love

Share some wildlife love

Posted by Barbara Christensen at Feb 13, 2013 02:05 PM |

Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day with loved ones or don't love this particular date on the calendar, I bet you have a place in your heart for wildlife! You can help wildlife this week with a few clicks, and then go grab some chocolate.

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Scratch pad fever

Scratch pad fever

Posted by mmillay at Feb 08, 2013 12:35 PM |

Wildlife monitoring volunteer and former Conservation Northwest staffer Crystal Gartner is leading one of several teams out monitoring for Canada lynx in the Kettle Range and Selkirk Mountains of northeastern Washington this winter.

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Plan your flight, fly your plan

Plan your flight, fly your plan

Wolves are back in the lime light in Olympia where four wolf-related bills were brought before the Senate Natural Resources Committee. The message was clear: Don’t mess with the state’s Wolf Management and Conservation Plan, unanimously adopted in 2011.

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Three things for our new life with wolves

Three things for our new life with wolves

Mitch Friedman attended Washington State's Senate Natural Resources and Park Committee today, regarding several wolf bills. He recommends three things for Washington to move successfully forward into life with wolves.

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Recognition for success

Recognition for success

We're fortunate to have several board members who date back to when we were still called the Greater Ecosystem Alliance. Bill Donnelly is one of them, and we salute him here. "Conservation Northwest's science-based and connectivity-focused approach matched my own views of how we should be protecting wild places into the future," said Bill. Bill's passion for conservation had led him to serve on several boards and, most recently, to promote the film about climate change, Chasing Ice. Bill is also an ardent supporter of Conservation Northwest, even including us in his estate plan.

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Wild Christmas for wolverines

Wild Christmas for wolverines

Posted by Barbara Christensen at Jan 07, 2013 04:05 PM |
Filed under: Wolverine wolverine

Scott Fitkin, wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Service got an early present on Christmas Eve. Approaching the sprung box trap made of massive logs in the Twisp River watershed probably made him feel like a kid sneaking up on his pile of presents under the tree, because he knew that, inside, there was some kind of animal...

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Short-changing mountain caribou

Short-changing mountain caribou

The US government is reviewing a petition to remove mountain caribou from protection under the Endangered Species Act. How does such a short-sighted approach serve any species’ genetic fitness or ability to adapt to a changing world? How and where do we resist the constant pressure of special interests to shrink the ranges of plants and animals to ever smaller, more ineffective patches of habitat?

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The wonder of wolves

The wonder of wolves

Posted by mmillay at Dec 25, 2012 11:20 PM |

Join our wolf interns as they experience the wonder of wolves in the field and what the return of wolves means to them, while appreciating wolves from Aldo Leopold's point of view with our communications intern.

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