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

Conservation Northwest, partners receive awards

Conservation Northwest, partners receive awards

Posted by ssmith at Aug 24, 2011 04:25 PM |

Conservation Northwest and others were recognized by the Federal Highway Administration for our work with the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group and wildlife bridges for I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, in the Cascades.

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Northwest Forest Plan helps keep planet cool

Northwest Forest Plan helps keep planet cool

Posted by ssmith at Aug 24, 2011 11:55 AM |
Filed under: forests

An unintended, but welcome, consequence of the Northwest Forest Plan is a northwest carbon sink, according to a new study. "This report arrived just in time. Old-growth forests perform a critical role mitigating the effects of climate change. As management plans are revised over the next year, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will need to lay out how it will protect the carbon locked in deep storage in our old-growth forests."

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Smackout wolf pack is 5th for Washington - Teanaway female is a Lookout pup, grown up

Smackout wolf pack is 5th for Washington - Teanaway female is a Lookout pup, grown up

Posted by emoore at Jul 22, 2011 05:35 PM |

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today confirmed the Smackout Pack, another new wolf pack in Washington, this time in northeast Stevens County. They also announced that the adult female of the new Teanaway Pack is likely a descendant of the Lookout Pack, farther north in the Cascades.

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New wolf pack confirmed in the Washington Cascades

New wolf pack confirmed in the Washington Cascades

July 5 - Today, the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed the second known pack of wolves in the Cascade Mountains in decades. The “Teanaway Pack” was first discovered by volunteers working for Conservation Northwest’s wildlife monitoring program.

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Wilderness gems recognized

Wilderness gems recognized

Posted by emoore at Jun 30, 2011 05:30 PM |

Jun 30 - Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests released their proposed actions for forest plan revision today, including draft wilderness, travel, and other management recommendations. Public comment is invited through August 29th, and Conservation Northwest encourages comments in support of wilderness recommendations as part of a balanced plan for wilderness, restoration, and recreation.

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Two Seattle students awarded for wildlife bridges art contest

Two Seattle students awarded for wildlife bridges art contest

Posted by Jen Watkins at Jun 13, 2011 03:15 PM |

Jun 13 - Two youth at Dunlap Elementary in south Seattle were honored by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition for their artwork and essay entries in the 7th annual Bridging Futures Contest.

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Justice for Lookout wolves

Justice for Lookout wolves

Posted by emoore at Jun 09, 2011 04:40 PM |

The Methow Valley News broke the news June 9, 2011, that three Twisp area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury with charges or killing several endangered Washington wolves, members of the Lookout Pack in the North Cascades.

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Ellensburg student wins honor for wildlife bridges art contest

Ellensburg student wins honor for wildlife bridges art contest

Posted by emoore at Jun 06, 2011 12:00 AM |

"It's important to think about animals when designing a highway because you're destroying their habitat," said student Thomas Snedeker of Lincoln Elementary School in Ellensburg, Washington. "You have to be sure that they can have access to a habitat that they need for survival." Thomas was the eastern Washington winner of this year's Bridging Futures Art and Essay Contest.

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Real support for I-90 wildlife and connectivity

Real support for I-90 wildlife and connectivity

Posted by emoore at May 16, 2011 12:00 AM |

Gov. Gregoire signs a final transportation bill that extends the I-90 upgrade through the Cascades, including plans for Washington’s first-ever wildlife crossing bridge in an important wildlife connectivity corridor.

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Status review of PNW wolves soon underway

Status review of PNW wolves soon underway

Posted by emoore at May 05, 2011 04:55 PM |

Close on the heels of Congress removing federal protections for Northern Rockies wolves, federal biologists will start for endangered Cascades wolves a required 5-year status review in the Pacific Northwest.

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What's in store for wildlife and recreation?

What's in store for wildlife and recreation?

Posted by emoore at Apr 13, 2011 12:15 PM |
Filed under: wildlife wildlands habitat

Congress' compromise budget to fund the government until October includes a rider to strip protections for wolves, including eastern Washington's wolves, and other cuts for wildlife and habitat.

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Polled voters show wilderness suppport

Polled voters show wilderness suppport

Posted by emoore at Apr 06, 2011 12:00 AM |

In a new poll, 57% of voters polled in northeastern Washington support wilderness designation as part of a balanced plan for the Colville National Forest.

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