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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
On April 8 the Whistler community welcomed the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative at "A night with the grizzlies."
The illegally killed wolf was once part of the Smackout Pack in northeast Washington. Today, Conservation Northwest and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a reward for up to $7,500 to anyone who can offer information leading to the conviction of the person or persons involved in the illegal killing of a female collared gray wolf.
The newest field season report by the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project underscores the value of wildlife monitoring to conserve Washington's wildlife and habitat.
Conservation Northwest has completed its Columbia Highlands Initiative Capital Campaign, securing 1,024 acres in a critical habitat pathway for wildlife between the Cascades and the Rockies.
WADOT and I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition offer a 2014 Bridging Futures scholarship, asking high school juniors and seniors: “How should our future highways best protect wildlife?”
The Spokesman-Review on Sunday ran a feature article telling the story of Conservation Northwest's budding range rider program. This last season, 2013, Conservation Northwest expanded the program to sponsor range riders for three ranch families in Washington.
The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative has condemned the killing of Jewel, one of the few remaining females in the Stein-Nahatlatch grizzly bear population south of Lillooet. Two initiative member groups, Conservation Northwest and Pemberton Wildlife Association have posted a reward of $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Jewel and Jinx are two of a handful of females in a cohort of grizzly bears in southwest BC that is disappearing, victims of low numbers, genetic isolation, and too many preventable deaths; all a function of habitat fragmentation.
In a climate changed world, the North Cascades will serve as refuge for wildlife on the move on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border. To help, Conservation Northwest hosted the Wild Links conference October 16-17, 2013, at Manning Park BC.
Once again comes a proposal for critical habitat to protect lynx, this time for 26 million acres spread across six northern states including Washington.