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

Coast to Cascades launched to save grizzly bears

Coast to Cascades launched to save grizzly bears

Posted by emoore at Sep 24, 2013 12:00 AM |

Conservation Northwest has launched a collaborative effort to stem the ongoing loss of grizzly bear range and to promote grizzly bear recovery in the transboundary ecosystems of southwest British Columbia and northwest Washington.

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A win for murrelets

A win for murrelets

Posted by emoore at Sep 11, 2013 07:00 AM |

Thanks to diligent efforts and top notch legal representation, protections will continue for marbled murrelets, a Northwest coastal bird. A federal district court has rejected a fourth attempt by the timber industry to open the threatened seabird's critical old growth habitat to logging.

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Next steps, responsible riding

Next steps, responsible riding

Posted by emoore at Aug 19, 2013 12:00 AM |

In response to Okanogan County ordinances allowing ATVs on high speed highways, Conservation Northwest and the Methow Valley Citizens Council have filed a lawsuit.

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Teanaway protection connects wildlife habitat

Teanaway protection connects wildlife habitat

Over 50,000 acres of rich watershed and habitat for wolves and other wildlife in the Teanaway River Valley will soon be acquired and managed as Washington State public land, thanks to the ongoing work of Forterra and other partners. The Teanaway acquisition adds to the Cascades habitat connectivity objectives spearheaded by Conservation Northwest through our Cascades Conservation Partnership.

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Monitoring report goes live

Monitoring report goes live

Posted by emoore at Jun 27, 2013 12:00 AM |

During the winter field season, 72 citizen scientists with the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project captured unique images of Washington's wolverines and documented the first use by wildlife of the I-90 Gold Creek underpass.

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2015 promises I-90 wildlife overpass

2015 promises I-90 wildlife overpass

Posted by emoore at May 24, 2013 12:00 AM |

Funding for the first wildlife overpass in the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project has been signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. The overpass has long been sought by Conservation Northwest and members of the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition to better connect Cascades habitat.

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Big generosity for wildlife

Big generosity for wildlife

Posted by emoore at May 16, 2013 12:00 AM |
Filed under: GiveBig

During the third annual GiveBIG, Conservation Northwest supporters donated $25,000 in a single day to keep the Northwest wild.

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Pateros-Twisp powerline gains ground

Pateros-Twisp powerline gains ground

Posted by emoore at May 15, 2013 12:00 AM |

A proposed new Methow Valley powerline has gained ground. An appeals court ruling allows the local PUD to condemn state public land for powerline construction through the largest contiguous block of state-owned shrub-steppe habitat in the Methow.

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Wolf funding eases conflict

Wolf funding eases conflict

Posted by emoore at May 02, 2013 12:00 AM |

The state has passed legislation funding proven methods including range riding to reduce conflicts with large carnivores. Funds will come from $10 added to the cost of a Washington vanity license plate. The change is expected to raise more than $1 million/year without raising taxes.

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Agreement for rare species overruled

Agreement for rare species overruled

Posted by emoore at Apr 26, 2013 12:00 AM |

“Ultimately, our efforts to protect rare plants and animals that live in old-growth forests have prevailed,” said Dave Werntz, “but the cooperative agreement to improve effectiveness and efficiency was blocked in court by the timber industry. These remain strange times.”

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Happy birthday, Legacy Roads and Trails

Happy birthday, Legacy Roads and Trails

Posted by emoore at Apr 22, 2013 02:34 PM |

Here is an anniversary that fish and wildlife can celebrate! One of the Forest Service’s most important and successful initiatives, for Washington and around the nation, Legacy Roads and Trails Program, is five years old. Pulling and fixing roads requires skilled high paid operators, which contributes to local economies.

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I-90 Wildlife Watch second year report released

I-90 Wildlife Watch second year report released

Posted by Jen Watkins at Apr 09, 2013 04:50 PM |

More than 2,000 visitors reported nearly 300 sightings online to i90wildlifewatch.org from the survey area stretching from North Bend to Easton on Interstate 90. The results are summarized in a 2012 annual report.

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