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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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A tradition of service

A tradition of service

Posted by jbroughton at Dec 05, 2012 12:45 AM |
Filed under: members matter!

Today we profile board member Jenifer Merkel. Jenifer served on the board from 2009-2012, and we are eternally grateful for her dedication to service.

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Turn Black Friday green!

Turn Black Friday green!

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 21, 2012 12:25 AM |
Filed under: members matter!

"Black Friday" sounds kind of scary... and if you head to the mall it really can be. So maybe you've decided to avoid the crowds? Going online will save your feet--and probably your patience--but will it save a wolverine or a forest full of old-growth cedar?

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A challenge to find solutions for wolves and people

A challenge to find solutions for wolves and people

Recently Jay Kehne, Conservation Northwest's Okanogan County conservation associate, joined WDFW staff in Montana on a visit to the Blackfoot Challenge. Will Washington livestock owners step up to the challenge of living with wildlife? This trip gave one example of how it may be done.

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