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