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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
Dec 14 - Wolverines, a rare forest predator, are judged by USFWS as "warranted but precluded" from protection under the Endangered Species Act. To survive climate change, they need more. We are redoubling our efforts to track their existence, protect and connect as much habitat for wolverines as we can, and push for full protections.
In 2010, state wildlife biologist Scott Fisher was awarded the Special Achievement Award for his extensive work on Canada lynx research including the tracking of lynx in northeastern Washington.
Federal and state agencies announced today they will step up patrols in the Selkirk Mountains this winter to help protect the highly endangered mountain caribou that winter in the range from snowmobilers who illegally access areas closed to protect the endangered species.
On Nov. 4, 2010, a new citizen-based wildlife monitoring project, I-90 Wildlife Watch, takes root, initiated by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition and other partners. It takes you!
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.