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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
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.
The state has passed legislation funding proven methods including range riding to reduce conflicts with large carnivores. Funds will come from $10 added to the cost of a Washington vanity license plate. The change is expected to raise more than $1 million/year without raising taxes.
Oct 5 - Wolves were the main focus of a meeting of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Commission, and nearly 100 people showed up to comment for continued recovery of wolves in Washington.
Evidence that Washington's Wedge Pack wolves were responsible for killed and injured cattle was inconclusive at first. But experts now agree that some members of the pack are involved, triggering depredation responses as outlined in the 2011 wolf plan.
Conservation Northwest is proud to announce closing on a conservation easement on the 504-acre Dawson Ranch near Colville, WA. This easement enables the Dawsons to commit their ranch permanently to open space and wildlife habitat while staying in operation.