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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
With news circulating about a possible special November session of the Washington State legislature to address transportation priorities, Conservation Northwest and partners in the I-90 wildlife Bridges Coalition are preparing our holiday wish list a little early this year. The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project is at the top.
What's new? A National Fish and Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy allies closely with Conservation Northwest's regional work connecting habitat and wildlife addressing climate change.
To protect sacred sites and practice traditional knowledge and uses, First Nations bands who share the unique "pocket desert" ecosystem of south-central BC have banded together to support a proposed new South-Okanagan Similkameen Grasslands National Park.
July 4 - Holiday travel just got safer: Congress has approved a bill that helps prevent wildlife collisions on our highways - protecting drivers, passengers, and animals.
Mar 15 - I-90 Wildlife Bridges is accepting submissions from kids grade K-12 for the annual Bridging Futures Art and Essay Contest!
Jan 11 - "The governor's 2012 transportation package directly benefits Washington's wildlife by accelerating the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, and steering clear of the destructive Cross-Base Highway," said Jen Watkins, Conservation Northwest conservation associate.
Jan 7 - Conservation Northwest and others appeal a project opening 170 miles of new roads to off-road use in the Colville National Forest near Chewelah, spurring potential for the blazing of many more miles of illegal ATV trails on public lands.
The Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) has finally gasped its last. The plan's demise spells protection for rare remaining old-growth forest on public lands in Oregon, home to rare wildlife.
The 240-foot-high dam near the US-BC border would have drowned part of the Similkameen River valley, the most important riparian reach in the US portion of the Okanogan watershed and home to rare wildlife.
Wildlife connectivity promised by latest construction savings on the I-90 East Project: a newly awarded bid for the latest construction phase moves the project closer to a first true wildlife bridge in Washington.