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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reintroduction of Pacific fishers, a small native mammal, to Washington's Olympic Peninsula, comes to a successful finish. The animals will continue to be tracked and monitored by remote camera and radio collar.
The winter of 2009-2010 features the third and final winter of fisher releases. Pacific fishers, deep-forest hunter and smaller relative to the wolverine, are being reintroduced to Olympic National Park after an 80-year absence.