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

State DNR biologist receives the Wildlife Society Special Achievement Award

Posted by mshrull at Dec 07, 2010 03:46 PM |

In 2010, state wildlife biologist Scott Fisher was awarded the Special Achievement Award for his extensive work on Canada lynx research including the tracking of lynx in northeastern Washington.

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Make I-90 Wildlife Watch part of your drive

Make I-90 Wildlife Watch part of your drive

Posted by emoore at Nov 04, 2010 12:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

On Nov. 4, 2010, a new citizen-based wildlife monitoring project, I-90 Wildlife Watch, takes root, initiated by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition and other partners. It takes you!

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BC wildlife are On the Edge

BC wildlife are On the Edge

Posted by emoore 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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Conservation Northwest announces public campaign for wilderness and working lands

Conservation Northwest announces public campaign for wilderness and working lands

Posted by jasmine 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 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 emoore 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 emoore 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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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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Kettles left out of lynx critical habitat rule

Posted by emoore 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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Hope builds as more fishers are released

Posted by emoore 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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