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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

Posted by jbroughton at Jan 23, 2013 10:41 AM |

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 bchristensen 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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Wild Links, wolverines, and X-Men

Wild Links, wolverines, and X-Men

Posted by Erin Moore at Dec 16, 2012 06:15 PM |

Wild Links. It sounds like a crazy miniature golf course or a small forest cat letting down its hair. And while the resemblance to golf isn't far off (a lot of "networking" goes on at the annual wildlife connectivity conference) and lynx do in a sense let down their "snowshoe hares," Wild Links is so much more. The people there are the X-Men (and X-Women) forging a future for wildlife.

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Solutions-focused forum for wildlife

Solutions-focused forum for wildlife

The week after Thanksgiving, Jay headed out from his office in Omak, destined for Cle Elum and a gathering of conservationists. There was maybe more Carhartt than REI and more dirt under the nails than in the hiking boots than what you might expect from a “gathering of conservationists.” But these people were no less focused on preserving the land, wildlife, and natural heritage of Washington than a green drinks meetup here in Bellingham.

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Going into beast mode for the wild

Going into beast mode for the wild

Posted by Mitch Friedman at Dec 11, 2012 07:40 PM |

The Seahawks are worth cheering about this year, powered by one of the NFL’s most exciting running backs. Marshawn Lynch is an inspiration who reminds me of Conservation Northwest.

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