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From elk and black bears to rare wolves and wolverines, wildlife are on the move in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. But for decades Interstate 90 has been a serious barrier to creatures traveling through some of the state’s richest habitat, impacting wildlife populations and putting both motorists and animals in danger. A project that broke ground on Tuesday, June 9th plans to change that.
The first wolf confirmed back in Western WA just died on I-90
An update from the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition. Conservation Northwest is the coalition's administering organization.
Learn more about our work to make I-90 safer for both people and wildlife on the move.
Students grades K-12 interested in entering are asked to visit the I-90 Wildlife Bridges web page, choose one or more species from a list of native Cascade Mountains wildlife, illustrate the wildlife, take a photo of their art, and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #iHearti90Wildlife.
Wolverine tracks in the upper Cle Elum River drainage come on the heels of wolverine photos captured last month by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest biologist Aja Woodrow at remote camera locations further north in the Cle Elum River watershed and also nearby in the Teanaway River drainage, locations northeast of where the tracks were documented last week.
More than 2,000 visitors reported nearly 300 sightings online to i90wildlifewatch.org from the survey area stretching from North Bend to Easton on Interstate 90. The results are summarized in a 2012 annual report.
Monitoring volunteers with Conservation NW gain data for the story of carnivores including black bears in the I-90 wildlife corridor.
Mar 21 - Momentum builds for safe passage for wildlife and people near Snoqualmie Pass in the Washington Cascades. The House affirms that the I-90 Project is a priority for transportation and wildilfe.