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Scat! Conservation Northwest's Blog

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Welcome to Conservation Northwest's blog.

There's a change-a-comin'

There's a change-a-comin'

In the face of climate change, our forests need help. Many of our national forests are abundant with overgrown plantations, the kind of forests that grew up following logging of old growth. But how do we make these forests more resistant and resilient to climate change, and better habitat for wildlife? There is a much greater sense of agreement these days about the primary purpose of the national forests and the Forest Service being an ecological one. Is the Forest Service there yet, and how do we bring them along?

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A fish(er) tale

A fish(er) tale

Posted by Emily McMahon at Mar 02, 2008 06:20 PM |

Many people have mentioned the photo of the two fisher kits from Jasmine's entry about the fisher release, and I thought you'd like to know more about those cute little fishers. They survived quite an ordeal!

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Lynx short-changed in WA?

Lynx short-changed in WA?

Posted by bchristensen at Feb 29, 2008 04:12 PM |

Yesterday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service released a revised habitat plan for Canada lynx. Some of the media coverage I have seen painted the new proposal as a "dramatic new increase" in protected habitat from the original plan. Really? Did the Bush Administration really have a sudden change of heart and decide to embrace science and protect wildlife?

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Ummm... why "Scat"?

Ummm... why "Scat"?

Posted by bchristensen at Feb 28, 2008 10:43 AM |

As you probably know, scat is the wonderful, science-nerd's name for animal poop. For a long time the media has talked about getting the inside scoop...

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Something truly historic: The return of the fisher

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Feb 25, 2008 03:40 PM |

Ask most people in Washington State if they've heard of a fisher, and they'll probably say, "Oh yeah, my grandpa was a fisher." But did you also know that a fisher is also a beautiful, chocolate colored, furry, cat-sized animal with cute round ears that lives in our old-growth forests? Or at least they used to. Biologists sadly declared the fisher gone from Washington State a few decades ago. But that's all history now.

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Scat's first day

Posted by bchristensen at Feb 24, 2008 06:20 PM |

Welcome!  We are thrilled to unveil Scat!, our on-line conversation about our work for wildlife, wild places, and communities.  Since we are well-known for bringing together diverse folks for collaborative work and constructive discussions, what better way to  bring even more people to the table than a blog!  We hope you will enjoy the variety of topics and ideas, maybe learn something new, and join in with your own ideas! 

Like most good conversations, we aim to keep it stimulating and civil. We think smart, lively exchange of ideas is possible with a few simple guidelines. Want to blog for us? Let us know.
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