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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
For bull trout, a threatened species found throughout much of the Northwest, the recent critical habitat designation is a huge improvement over habitat protections proposed in 2005.
In a win for Pacific Northwest old-growth forests, a federal judge has rejected the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Spotted Owl Recovery Plan and sent it back to the agency for revision.
Conservation Northwest is part of a new Canadian-US report finding BC wildlife at risk of extinction from inadequate laws and calls for BC endangered species protection.
A recent federal court ruling reinstates protection for wolves in the northern Rockies under the Endangered Species Act - including the eastern third of Washington. Meanwhile, wolf packs in Washington continue to face a challenging recovery.
Conservation Northwest, along with timber industry leaders, recreationists and ranchers announced today a new collaborative initiative aimed at addressing threats to wildlife as well as rural economies posed by pressures from overdevelopment and climate change. The Columbia Highlands Initiative, unveiled today at simultaneous press conferences in Spokane and Seattle, seeks to maintain an important habitat connection between the Cascades and Rockies by protecting wild places and sustaining working ranches and jobs in the woods in the Columbia Highlands region of northeast Washington.
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.
KPLU and Conservation Northwest are teaming up to create nesting habitat for birds near Mount Rainier
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.
US Senate passes its annual resolution declaring the importance of protecting endangered species.
The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, introduced today, recognizes the need for wildlife for room to roam to survive in the modern world and as they seek new habitat in response to climate change.