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

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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Return of the owl & woodpecker traveling photo exhibit

Return of the owl & woodpecker traveling photo exhibit

Posted by emoore at Jan 30, 2012 03:45 PM |

Apr 28-Jul 9 - The lush avian photography of acclaimed wildlife photographer Paul Bannick is featured in Spokane's downtown public library.

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Jay Kehne appointed to Fish & Wildlife Commission

Jay Kehne appointed to Fish & Wildlife Commission

Posted by emoore at Jan 15, 2012 01:00 AM |

Jan 15 - The job of a commissioner is to look at the best science possible and make good decisions for wildlife, says Jay Kehne, who lives in Omak and works part-time for Conservation Northwest.

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Appealing to reason on the South End ATV Project

Appealing to reason on the South End ATV Project

Posted by emoore at Jan 07, 2012 01:00 AM |

Jan 7 - Conservation Northwest and others appeal a project opening 170 miles of new roads to off-road use in the Colville National Forest near Chewelah, spurring potential for the blazing of many more miles of illegal ATV trails on public lands.

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I-90 project gets a move on

I-90 project gets a move on

Posted by emoore at Sep 09, 2011 01:01 PM |

Wildlife connectivity promised by latest construction savings on the I-90 East Project: a newly awarded bid for the latest construction phase moves the project closer to a first true wildlife bridge in Washington.

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Ruling helps protect Methow Valley from powerline

Ruling helps protect Methow Valley from powerline

Posted by emoore at Sep 01, 2011 12:00 AM |

"The Commissioner is attempting to defend the state's trust lands from harmful and poorly conceived development," said Dave Werntz, science and conservation director at Conservation Northwest. "We're pleased that the Commissioner will have his day in court."

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Wolves and wilderness benefit from private land easement

Wolves and wilderness benefit from private land easement

Posted by ssmith at Aug 24, 2011 05:00 PM |

Conservation Northwest is proud to announce closing on a conservation easement on the 504-acre Dawson Ranch near Colville, WA. This easement enables the Dawsons to commit their ranch permanently to open space and wildlife habitat while staying in operation.

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Conservation Northwest, partners receive awards

Conservation Northwest, partners receive awards

Posted by ssmith at Aug 24, 2011 04:25 PM |

Conservation Northwest and others were recognized by the Federal Highway Administration for our work with the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group and wildlife bridges for I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, in the Cascades.

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Northwest Forest Plan helps keep planet cool

Northwest Forest Plan helps keep planet cool

Posted by ssmith at Aug 24, 2011 11:55 AM |
Filed under: forests

An unintended, but welcome, consequence of the Northwest Forest Plan is a northwest carbon sink, according to a new study. "This report arrived just in time. Old-growth forests perform a critical role mitigating the effects of climate change. As management plans are revised over the next year, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will need to lay out how it will protect the carbon locked in deep storage in our old-growth forests."

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