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

Lake Whatcom forest park approved

Lake Whatcom forest park approved

Posted by emoore at Mar 12, 2013 11:00 PM |

In March 2013, the Whatcom County Council approved a lands transfer creating the way for a new Lake Whatcom forest park.

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First Nations breathes new life into grassland park

First Nations breathes new life into grassland park

Posted by emoore at Feb 26, 2013 01:00 AM |

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.

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Wolverines' lucky number

Wolverines' lucky number

Posted by emoore at Feb 01, 2013 06:00 PM |

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.

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Wolverines and more: 2012 remote camera report

Wolverines and more: 2012 remote camera report

Posted by Jen Watkins at Feb 01, 2013 09:05 AM |

A new report released today features remote camera findings from Conservation Northwest's volunteer Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project. From wolverines to wildlife bridges, the report is a a testament to the richness, diversity, and wildness of Washington.

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Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Posted by bchristensen at Jan 31, 2013 02:05 PM |

Conservation Northwest joined forces with other groups this week to launch a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s decision to cut more than 90 percent of protected critical habitat in Idaho and Washington for the critically endangered mountain caribou.

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Wildlife wins with Gov

Wildlife wins with Gov

Posted by Jen Watkins at Dec 22, 2012 12:00 AM |

The outgoing Governor Gregoire's vision for moving forward with transportation in our state details several wins for wildlife, and raises a few questions as the legislative session begins.

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Power project threatens BC grizzly bears

Power project threatens BC grizzly bears

Posted by emoore at Dec 08, 2012 12:00 AM |

To protect grizzly bears in southwestern BC, conservation groups including Conservation Northwest sent a letter (PDF) urging the BC government to withhold approval for the Upper Lillooet Hydropower Project.

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Agreement reached in the Manastash

Agreement reached in the Manastash

Posted by Jen Watkins at Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Nov 30 - Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Conservation Northwest and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest resolved concerns for wildlife, water, and forests in the Manastash near Ellensburg, allowing the Walter Springs Project to move forward.

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Cascades carnivore project interim report released

Cascades carnivore project interim report released

Posted by Jen Watkins at Nov 20, 2012 12:00 AM |

Monitoring volunteers with Conservation NW gain data for the story of carnivores including black bears in the I-90 wildlife corridor.

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Wolves are the new normal

Wolves are the new normal

Posted by emoore at Oct 05, 2012 02:35 PM |

Oct 5 - Wolves were the main focus of a meeting of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Commission, and nearly 100 people showed up to comment for continued recovery of wolves in Washington.

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Transportation bill keeps wildlife and motorists safe

Transportation bill keeps wildlife and motorists safe

Posted by Jen Watkins at Jul 04, 2012 12:00 AM |

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.

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Female lynx found in the North Cascades

Female lynx found in the North Cascades

Posted by emoore at Mar 16, 2012 11:50 AM |

Mar 16 - Lynx may be denning near the Methow, where biologists have successfully radio collared a second female lynx.

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