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

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Fishers continue scampering back into Washington

Fishers continue scampering back into Washington

Posted by Chase Gunnell at May 25, 2017 03:10 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

This past winter, 46 fishers dashing off into the wintery forests of Washington’s South Cascades. Compare that to two winters ago when 23 fishers were set free in the same area, and the evidence is clear: this 2016 – 2017 winter season of fisher releases – part of a multi-year reintroduction project by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the National Park Service, Conservation Northwest and other partners – was the most successful yet.

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Statement of concern regarding Bear Timber Depredation Management Program

Statement of concern regarding Bear Timber Depredation Management Program

Posted by Chase Gunnell at May 24, 2017 10:10 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

On May 22, KING 5 News released an in-depth investigation into alleged abuse of a loophole in Washington’s ban on hound hunting, RCW 77.15.245, approved by statewide vote in 1996 as Initiative 655. We’re concerned by what we’ve learned so far, and believe it’s extremely important that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and other involved parties are transparent regarding how relevant policies are being implemented, as well as how they are going to rectify any violations of procedure or public trust that may have occurred.

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Blanchard Mountain at risk without Senate funding

Blanchard Mountain at risk without Senate funding

Posted by Chase Gunnell at May 08, 2017 12:34 PM |

The state House included funding for a Trust Land Transfer in their capital budget, but the Senate must do the same during the special session to preserve this cherished place from logging.

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Thank YOU for supporting a wild future

Thank YOU for supporting a wild future

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Apr 24, 2017 04:00 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Over $296,000 raised to benefit protecting, connecting and restoring wildlife and wildlands in Washington and British Columbia.

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2016 Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project report

2016 Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project report

Full report and summary of 2016 monitoring season

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Auction of beloved local artist's work to benefit Conservation Northwest

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Apr 11, 2017 11:02 AM |
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Cooper Lanza Gallery to auction Jartos collection on April 15

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Protect the Methow Headwaters!

Protect the Methow Headwaters!

Posted by Alaina Kowitz at Mar 21, 2017 04:05 PM |

WILD NW Action Alert #272: Tell BLM to say No to industrial mining in the Methow Valley.

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Balanced, thorough process required for ATVs on Okanogan County roads

Balanced, thorough process required for ATVs on Okanogan County roads

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 20, 2017 04:04 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Along with our partners at the Methow Valley Citizens Council, we recently secured a court order to ensure Okanogan County considers social and environmental factors when designating county roads for off-road vehicle (ORV) and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use.

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Washington now home to at least 115 wolves

Washington now home to at least 115 wolves

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 17, 2017 10:00 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

State’s wolf population grew by 28% in 2016, but no new packs were confirmed in the Cascades.

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Northeast Washington Wolf-Cattle Management Grant moves forward

Northeast Washington Wolf-Cattle Management Grant moves forward

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 09, 2017 11:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

We’re supporting efforts by the Washington State Legislature, livestock interests, and wildlife advocates to create a grant program to fund locally-run organizations that develop and implement ways to reduce conflicts with wolves.

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Statement on confirmation of Rep. Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

Statement on confirmation of Rep. Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 01, 2017 12:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

While we admire Representative Zinke for being a Western outdoorsman who understands the beauty and value of our natural heritage, his stances on undermining environmental protections and prioritizing natural resource extraction cause great concern. If he is confirmed, we can only hope that the side of him we’ll see is that which has made strong statements in favor of keeping America’s national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other public lands in federal hands.

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Comments needed on murrelet protection plan

Comments needed on murrelet protection plan

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 28, 2017 08:20 PM |
Filed under: Action Alert What's Hot

WILD NW Action Alert #271: Rare opportunity to protect and restore marbled murrelet habitat on state lands.

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