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Standing in another’s shoes

Standing in another’s shoes

Despite a life-long fascination with both wolves and the wild ecosystems in which they are essential, I can put myself—including my chicken-defending inner monster—in the shoes of a rancher suffering wolf depredation.

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Avoiding a Wedge issue

Avoiding a Wedge issue

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Sep 25, 2012 12:25 PM |

The current developments with the Wedge Pack is not what anyone wanted or expected as part of wolf recovery. Now is the time to come together to develop strategies, using past experience and outside help, to create a better outcome next year.

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Meet board member Andy Held

Meet board member Andy Held

Posted by Jodi Broughton at Sep 20, 2012 12:57 PM |
Filed under: Board members

“I believe in ‘think globally, act locally,’ says Conservation Northwest board member Andy Held, "and Conservation Northwest is the most effective environmental organization in the Northwest."

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A new soundtrack for Lake Whatcom

A new soundtrack for Lake Whatcom

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Sep 12, 2012 10:05 AM |

UPDATE Mar 12, 2013. The Whatcom County Council voted 5-2 to pass the long overdue Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve. A big thank you to all the supporters who attended the meeting and encouraged a 'yes' vote. We will keep you up-to-date with what this means for Lake Whatcom and what the next steps will be. Lake Whatcom Park’s new soundtrack: ANTICIPATION, ANTICIPA-YAY-TION, IT’S MAKING ME WAIT... The pursuit of land reconveyance to establish a great new Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve Park has begun to feel like an old Heinz Ketchup commercial. Perhaps we’ll invite Carly Simon to perform at the next County Council meeting.

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Muddying the water

Muddying the water

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Sep 10, 2012 09:45 AM |

Dirty politics is threatening the Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve Park - and it’s critical that you attend a public hearing Tuesday Sept 11 with your friends and family. In its final stages, the process to reconvey state lands to Whatcom County to establish a large forest preserve park has fallen prey to the dirtiest type of political opposition, putting at risk the park itself. Tuesday evening, Whatcom County Council is holding a public hearing, and presumably a vote on whether to proceed with its request to the state to reconvey 8,700 acres (about 14 square miles) of mostly steep-sloped forest on Stewart and Lookout Mountains, on the east and west shores of Lake Whatcom. This vote culminates a process that has taken over five years of open public discussion and thoughtful political leadership.

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Meet Dave Hedrick

Meet Dave Hedrick

Posted by Jodi Broughton at Sep 07, 2012 03:25 PM |
Filed under: Board members

We highlight Dave Hedrick from Kettle Falls in this third in a series introducing our wonderful board members. Dave has ranch roots, an understanding of eastern Washington perspectives, and a passion for fishing. Our board members move us forward on a path for protected wildlife and connected habitat.

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Future of pack uncertain

Future of pack uncertain

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Sep 04, 2012 02:30 PM |
Filed under: Washington's wolves

WDFW announces that it will send marksman back into the field to lethally remove up to four animals in the Wedge Pack. This time, all the field experts agree that wolves are involved in depredations. Conservation Northwest believes that the evidence is now conclusive that Wedge wolves are actively attacking livestock. Conservation Northwest urges the Department to exercise moderation and caution.

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Field update on the Wedge Pack

Field update on the Wedge Pack

Some good news from the field: No more wolves or cows in the Wedge Pack were killed this week.

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WDFW takes aim at wolves

WDFW takes aim at wolves

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Aug 22, 2012 05:10 PM |

Washington State is facing its first major test when it comes to wolf management. And so far, it's looking like a failing grade. One of Washington’s newly confirmed wolf packs, the Wedge Pack, stands accused of preying on livestock. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has already killed one wolf and plans to kill up to four more wolves to break apart the pack permanently. See a wolf video of a pack member from last winter.

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Plots in and plants on the way

Plots in and plants on the way

Two wildlife underpasses are nearly complete just east of Snoqualmie Pass on I-90. And what better way to entice wildlife to use the underpasses but by restoring native plants! This fall, Conservation Northwest is sponsoring two Saturday work parties, September 29 and October 13, working with the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests to restore habitat at the Gold Creek underpasses beneath I-90. We plan to plant over 5,000 native plants and seeds around Gold Creek pond. For that we need your help...We need you! Contact Jen Watkins to sign up now!

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