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Wolf funding eases conflict

Wolf funding eases conflict

Posted by dknowles at May 02, 2013 07:30 PM |

Last week was unusually eventful for wolves, bringing funding for essential non-lethal work and two other changes affecting wolf recovery. Over the weekend, the legislature passed SB 5193, which creates a vital, secure source of funds to pay for non-lethal measures to help prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock in the first place. That bill also includes provisions to help fund compensation to livestock owners for confirmed losses.

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Save the BIG date

Save the BIG date

Posted by bchristensen at Apr 30, 2013 08:15 PM |

Want to do something big for the Northwest? Want to join thousands of others in working to ensure a wild future for wildlife and the next generation? Want to support Conservation Northwest in a BIG way?

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Cascade wolves to lose federal protection?

Cascade wolves to lose federal protection?

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Apr 26, 2013 05:40 PM |
Filed under: Washington's wolves

The news broke this week that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering eliminating protections for most wolves across the lower 48 states. Conservation Northwest supports protecting wolves in the conterminous US under the Endangered Species Act until they have fully recovered, especially vulnerable packs such as those returning to Washington’s Cascade Mountains.

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Living on a round planet

Living on a round planet

Posted by Erin Moore at Apr 23, 2013 11:50 AM |
Filed under: Interview Internships

After almost a year with Conservation Northwest, communications intern Mallory Millay is moving on. Her work was stellar and we wish her well. Are you looking for an internship for a great cause? Mallory says, “Give it a try! This is probably one of the world’s best work environments because people are friendly and helpful. I thought I’d be locked in an office looking for spelling errors all day, but it didn’t turn out like that at all. I’ve gotten to meet so many interesting people (hello, Chris Morgan!) and so many things about wildlife and land conservation in Washington state, it’s truly amazing. “Being a intern opens doors to being in the know about so many things relating to conservation, wildlife, and even local, state, and national laws, you never miss out on anything!”

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Winning with wolverines

Winning with wolverines

Posted by kmcgurn at Apr 18, 2013 03:45 PM |

Conservation Northwest’s remote camera volunteers recently have had significant successes in documenting new wolverines in Washington State along with our agency partners. This is exciting for our team, and good for the future of our state's rare weasel. As wolverine are considered for threatened status under the federal Endangered Species Act, the more we know about their populations in the Cascades, the better case we can make for their overall recovery.

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Balance, for wildlife and people

Balance, for wildlife and people

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 24, 2013 11:15 AM |

Your help is needed to keep WA's Fish and Wildlife Commission balanced and representative of all of us. Opponents to wolf recovery are rallying to stop the confirmation of commissioners Jay Kehne and David Jennings, who support science-based wildlife management. If you live in WA, please email today.

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Wolf bill weakens plan

Wolf bill weakens plan

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 21, 2013 12:36 AM |

This month, Washington State legislators are considering several bills regarding wolf recovery in Washington. On Wednesday, Jasmine Minbashian testified before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee against a bill that would drop the permit requirements for killing a wolf "caught in the act." Click through for her testimony, King 5 coverage, and a take action link.

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Whatcom County's 100-year vision

Whatcom County's 100-year vision

Posted by bchristensen at Mar 13, 2013 02:50 PM |

30 years ago: A landslide crashed through homes above Lake Whatcom, and a community awoke to the how the lands around our drinking water lake were managed.

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From high tech to key conservation

From high tech to key conservation

Posted by jbroughton at Mar 07, 2013 04:14 PM |
Filed under: members matter!

“I enjoy being outside. It’s where I ground myself, reset my priorities, calm my mind and stand in awe of the world I am fortunate enough to live in. We are privileged to live in such an awesome region, and I feel even more privileged to work with such an amazing organization to help protect it for generations to come.”

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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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