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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.

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I-90 funding for the holidays?

I-90 funding for the holidays?

Posted by Jen Watkins at Sep 14, 2013 12:00 AM |

The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project and a confirmed new first-ever I-90 wildlife bridge is at the top of Conservation Northwest's holiday wish list this year.

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Climate adaptation call to action

Climate adaptation call to action

Posted by Erin Moore at Mar 26, 2013 12:00 AM |

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.

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First Nations breathes new life into grassland park

First Nations breathes new life into grassland park

Posted by Erin Moore at Feb 26, 2013 01:00 AM |

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.

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Transportation bill keeps wildlife and motorists safe

Transportation bill keeps wildlife and motorists safe

Posted by Jen Watkins at Jul 04, 2012 12:00 AM |

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.

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Appealing to reason on the South End ATV Project

Appealing to reason on the South End ATV Project

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 07, 2012 01:00 AM |

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.

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I-90 project gets a move on

I-90 project gets a move on

Posted by Erin Moore at Sep 09, 2011 01:01 PM |

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.

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Two Seattle students awarded for wildlife bridges art contest

Two Seattle students awarded for wildlife bridges art contest

Posted by Jen Watkins at Jun 13, 2011 03:15 PM |

Jun 13 - Two youth at Dunlap Elementary in south Seattle were honored by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition for their artwork and essay entries in the 7th annual Bridging Futures Contest.

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Ellensburg student wins honor for wildlife bridges art contest

Ellensburg student wins honor for wildlife bridges art contest

Posted by Erin Moore at Jun 06, 2011 12:00 AM |

"It's important to think about animals when designing a highway because you're destroying their habitat," said student Thomas Snedeker of Lincoln Elementary School in Ellensburg, Washington. "You have to be sure that they can have access to a habitat that they need for survival." Thomas was the eastern Washington winner of this year's Bridging Futures Art and Essay Contest.

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Real support for I-90 wildlife and connectivity

Real support for I-90 wildlife and connectivity

Posted by Erin Moore at May 16, 2011 12:00 AM |

Gov. Gregoire signs a final transportation bill that extends the I-90 upgrade through the Cascades, including plans for Washington’s first-ever wildlife crossing bridge in an important wildlife connectivity corridor.

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What's in store for wildlife and recreation?

What's in store for wildlife and recreation?

Posted by Erin Moore at Apr 13, 2011 12:15 PM |
Filed under: wildlife wildlands habitat

Congress' compromise budget to fund the government until October includes a rider to strip protections for wolves, including eastern Washington's wolves, and other cuts for wildlife and habitat.

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Court ruling affects wolves in Washington

Court ruling affects wolves in Washington

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Aug 26, 2010 11:45 AM |
Filed under: wildlife wolf

A recent federal court ruling reinstates protection for wolves in the northern Rockies under the Endangered Species Act - including the eastern third of Washington. Meanwhile, wolf packs in Washington continue to face a challenging recovery.

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Partnering with ranchers on a forest legacy project

Partnering with ranchers on a forest legacy project

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Jul 20, 2010 11:30 AM |

In the Columbia Highlands, working ranches, small timber operations, and farms are not only the lifeblood of the community, they are vital to wildlife. Conservation Northwest is working with the Gothams and other stewards who have cared for family lands for generations to help ensure that these special place are safe from development.

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