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

BC wildlife are On the Edge

BC wildlife are On the Edge

Posted by Erin Moore at Sep 22, 2010 12:00 AM |

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.

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Court ruling affects wolves in Washington

Court ruling affects wolves in Washington

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Aug 26, 2010 11:45 AM |
Filed under: wildlife wolf

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.

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Conservation Northwest announces public campaign for wilderness and working lands

Conservation Northwest announces public campaign for wilderness and working lands

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Jul 28, 2010 07:00 AM |
Filed under: Columbia Highlands

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.

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Partnering with ranchers on a forest legacy project

Partnering with ranchers on a forest legacy project

Posted by Jasmine Minbashian at Jul 20, 2010 11:30 AM |

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.

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Fisher reintroduction finale!

Fisher reintroduction finale!

Posted by Erin Moore at Feb 25, 2010 04:00 PM |

Reintroduction of Pacific fishers, a small native mammal, to Washington's Olympic Peninsula, comes to a successful finish. The animals will continue to be tracked and monitored by remote camera and radio collar.

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Twelve more fishers released in Olympic National Park

Posted by achristianson at Jan 27, 2010 12:55 PM |
Filed under: fisher

Twelve more fishers were released in mid January bringing the total number of released fishers to 77.

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Happy New Year 2010 to fishers, the critter

Happy New Year 2010 to fishers, the critter

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 11, 2010 07:30 PM |
Filed under: fisher wildlife habitat

The winter of 2009-2010 features the third and final winter of fisher releases. Pacific fishers, deep-forest hunter and smaller relative to the wolverine, are being reintroduced to Olympic National Park after an 80-year absence.

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Congress listens on collaboration

Congress listens on collaboration

Posted by bchristensen at Aug 14, 2009 03:20 PM |

Today legislators are hearing from the people of the Columbia Highlands about a balanced plan for restoration, sustainable forestry, recreation, and wilderness.

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In defense of lynx

Posted by Erin Moore at Jul 27, 2009 11:10 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

To defend protections for Canada lynx and help this wild cat weather the ravages of climate change, Conservation Northwest, The Lands Council, and others intervene in a lawsuit by snowmobile organizations to strike down lynx critical habitat.

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First documented fisher kits in the Olympics

First documented fisher kits in the Olympics

Posted by bchristensen at May 28, 2009 12:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Biologists today confirmed the first sightings of newborn fishers in Washington State since restoration of the state-endangered species began two years ago.

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What kids have to say for wolves

What kids have to say for wolves

Posted by Erin Moore at Apr 14, 2009 12:00 AM |

Gradeschool students at the Methow Community School had these things to say about the recent poaching of wolves nearby.

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Loss hits Washington's first wolf pack

Loss hits Washington's first wolf pack

Posted by Erin Moore at Mar 27, 2009 03:42 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Two residents of Twisp are suspected of illegally trapping and shooting one and possibly two endangered gray wolves and attempting to send a wolf pelt to Canada. DNA testing confirmed that the wolf was a member of Washington's newly discovered Lookout Pack, likely one of the pups.

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