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Conservation Northwest has filed a motion in Okanogan Superior court seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed against Washington State by the Okanogan PUD. At issue is a new powerline that would punch though the largest remaining block of shrub-steppe habitat in the Methow valley and harm mule deer winter 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.
Conservation Northwest staff joined other coalition members to testify against the Cross-Base Highway and urge protection for Washington's rare prairie habitat.
This fall hundreds of citizens showed up at a round of twelve public hearings held around the state on recovery of Washington's wolves.
I-1033, was soundly rejected by voters 55%-45%. This was Mr. Eyman's second consecutive landslide defeat.
Wild Links is our annual wildlife conference that joins people for wildlife in our region. Together we explore how best to protect and connect wildlife and habitat into the coming century. This year the briefing took on an international flair, and connectivity focus, in the Canadian Okanagan.
Today legislators are hearing from the people of the Columbia Highlands about a balanced plan for restoration, sustainable forestry, recreation, and wilderness.
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.
Rebuffing the anti-science stance of the Bush administration, the US Fish and Wildlife Service just released a report finding that continued protection of marbled murrelets in Washington, Oregon, and California is required.
Biologists today confirmed the first sightings of newborn fishers in Washington State since restoration of the state-endangered species began two years ago.