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

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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Northern Rocky Mountain wolves to lose protection?

Posted by Erin Moore at Mar 06, 2009 05:10 PM |

On Mar 2009, wolves in eastern Washington, could lose protection as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announces that he plans to uphold a Bush Administration rule removing federal protection from gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Greater Yellowstone region.

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Kettles left out of lynx critical habitat rule

Posted by Erin Moore at Feb 24, 2009 06:05 PM |

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's final critical habitat rule for Canada lynx excludes entire areas in northeastern Washington important to recovery and conservation of the endangered wild cat. Conservation groups plan to challenge the rule.

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Wolves on the world wide web

Posted by Erin Moore at Feb 12, 2009 06:00 PM |
Filed under: What's Hot

The Western Wolf Coalition has launched a new website, www.westernwolves.org, aimed to deliver "just the facts" on gray wolves to the general public.

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Hope for wolves

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 28, 2009 11:50 AM |

Obama's first act as President was to order federal agencies to stop all pending regulations pushed through by the Bush administration. The action temporarily blocks the proposed delisting, or loss of protection, for Northern Rockies gray wolves, including those in the Columbia Highlands.

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Hope builds as more fishers are released

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 17, 2009 05:00 PM |

Fifteen more fishers were released into Olympic National Park, bringing to a total of 47 fishers that have been released in a joint effort led by Conservation Northwest, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other groups to reestablish this endangered native forest mammal to Washington.

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Pacific fishers on the winter solstice

Pacific fishers on the winter solstice

Posted by gwilson at Dec 22, 2008 05:05 PM |

Fourteen more fishers were released into snowy forests of the Olympic National Park as part of a reestablishment plan supported by Conservation Northwest. The end-of-year event brings to nearly three dozen the total number of the cat-sized forest carnivores released in 2008.

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