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Thirteen is a lucky number for wolverines. Thirteen years since conservationists including Conservation Northwest urged their protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its proposal to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species.
The USFWS has promised to determine by 2013 whether wolverines - in "dire straits" from habitat loss and global warming - deserve full protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Dec 14 - Wolverines, a rare forest predator, are judged by USFWS as "warranted but precluded" from protection under the Endangered Species Act. To survive climate change, they need more. We are redoubling our efforts to track their existence, protect and connect as much habitat for wolverines as we can, and push for full protections.
Conservation Northwest supports and encourages outdoor recreation at Stevens Pass, including mountain biking, hiking, and skiing. But any recreation must be compatible with protecting habitat and wildlife, such as wolverines, that rely on these high forests and meadow.