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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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How exciting, our first glitch!

How exciting, our first glitch!

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 20, 2008 12:35 PM |

You know you have hit the big time on the information superhighway when something stops working! Our commenting feature is having "issues" right now. Please bear with us while we work it out.

The grace of grizzlies

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 19, 2008 03:44 AM |

Membership Associate Ali Illyn visited the Whatcom County Council offices last week to speak for grizzly bears in the North Cascades. She brought a unique perspective to council members looking for input on recovering these magnificent animals.

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Protect forests older than McCain!

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Mar 13, 2008 09:00 AM |

I'm BlackBerry blogging from DC, attending a US Senate hearing on ancient forests held by the subcommittee on public lands and forests. The committee is chaired by Oregon's Senator Wyden, who aims to introduce a bill to protect old forests and focus logging on restorative treatments in tree plantations.UPDATE: full hearing on-line

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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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