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

25 Million Acres Designated Protected Critical Habitat for Lynx

25 Million Acres Designated Protected Critical Habitat for Lynx

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 12, 2014 03:45 PM |

Conservation groups are troubled by some of the areas left out of the designation. The Kettle Range in northeast Washington, for example, has vast tracts of quality habitat and a long, continuous record of lynx presence, including a sighting in July.

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Aug. 29th Update on Huckleberry Pack

Aug. 29th Update on Huckleberry Pack

As the Huckleberry Wolf Pack situation continues to evolve, Conservation Northwest has been in regular communication with the office of Governor Jay Inslee, our elected leaders in the state legislature and Department of Fish and Wildlife officials. We have also been receiving direct updates from agency specialists and independent wolf experts working on the ground at the incident site in Stevens County.

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Statement on Huckleberry Wolf Pack Depredations

Statement on Huckleberry Wolf Pack Depredations

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 25, 2014 12:50 PM |

Conservation Northwest is disturbed by conflict occurring between the members of the Huckleberry Wolf Pack and a sheep herd in Stevens County. We have been contacted by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and informed that up to four members of the pack will be killed.

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The case for lynx in the Kettles

The case for lynx in the Kettles

Posted by bchristensen at Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM |
Filed under: Carnivores Kettle Range

Protecting habitat for lynx in northeast Washington is essential to lynx conservation.

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USFWS: Don't Downlist Woodland Caribou

USFWS: Don't Downlist Woodland Caribou

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 10, 2014 12:10 PM |

The world’s southernmost caribou need all the protection they can get! Tell USFWS not to downlist WA’s woodland caribou.

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Summer News from the Range

Summer News from the Range

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 27, 2014 10:35 PM |

Ranchers have begun turning out cows and calves onto seasonal grazing lands. Some of those lands overlap with territory home to Washington’s recovering wolves. And that’s where you’ll find livestock under the watchful eye of range riders co-sponsored by Conservation Northwest.

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Public comment needed on wolves, game management

Public comment needed on wolves, game management

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 23, 2014 09:55 AM |

Submit a comment by July 18 to WDFW to support Washington’s recovering wolves. The agency is considering new proposals for managing predator/prey relationships and developing a plan to manage wolves after they are no longer classified as an endangered species.

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Fladry protects wolves and livestock in Teanaway

Fladry protects wolves and livestock in Teanaway

A non-lethal wolf mitigation tool that's centuries-old is helping prevent wolf-livestock conflict in the Teanaway Valley this spring. And Conservation Northwest staff and volunteers were happy to lend a hand to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to put it in place.

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For woodland caribou, challenges remain

For woodland caribou, challenges remain

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at May 08, 2014 07:50 PM |

USFWS may downgrade protections for Selkirks caribou, deeming them "threatened" and no longer "endangered," in response to a petition from the Pacific Legal Foundation, which represents snowmobile interests in northern Idaho.

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3,000 acres of new wildlife land conserved in the Cascades

3,000 acres of new wildlife land conserved in the Cascades

Posted by Jen Watkins at Apr 11, 2014 03:51 PM |
Filed under: Wildlife habitat

Elk, mule deer, and more can now enjoy a more connected and secure future in the Manastash of Washington's central Cascades. Prior to this acquisition, volunteer teams with Conservation Northwest's Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project caught remote camera photos of wildlife on these valuable parcels.

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