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

Agreement for rare species overruled

Agreement for rare species overruled

Posted by emoore at Apr 26, 2013 12:00 AM |

“Ultimately, our efforts to protect rare plants and animals that live in old-growth forests have prevailed,” said Dave Werntz, “but the cooperative agreement to improve effectiveness and efficiency was blocked in court by the timber industry. These remain strange times.”

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Happy birthday, Legacy Roads and Trails

Happy birthday, Legacy Roads and Trails

Posted by emoore at Apr 22, 2013 02:34 PM |

Here is an anniversary that fish and wildlife can celebrate! One of the Forest Service’s most important and successful initiatives, for Washington and around the nation, Legacy Roads and Trails Program, is five years old. Pulling and fixing roads requires skilled high paid operators, which contributes to local economies.

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I-90 Wildlife Watch second year report released

I-90 Wildlife Watch second year report released

Posted by Jen Watkins at Apr 09, 2013 04:50 PM |

More than 2,000 visitors reported nearly 300 sightings online to i90wildlifewatch.org from the survey area stretching from North Bend to Easton on Interstate 90. The results are summarized in a 2012 annual report.

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Judge upholds protections for marbled murrelets

Judge upholds protections for marbled murrelets

Marbled murrelets and their old forest habitat in the Pacific Northwest will remain protected after a federal judge in 2013 rejected the timber industry's third attempt to deny them critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.

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Lake Whatcom forest park approved

Lake Whatcom forest park approved

Posted by emoore at Mar 12, 2013 11:00 PM |

In March 2013, the Whatcom County Council approved a lands transfer creating the way for a new Lake Whatcom forest park.

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First Nations breathes new life into grassland park

First Nations breathes new life into grassland park

Posted by emoore at Feb 26, 2013 01:00 AM |

To protect sacred sites and practice traditional knowledge and uses, First Nations bands who share the unique "pocket desert" ecosystem of south-central BC have banded together to support a proposed new South-Okanagan Similkameen Grasslands National Park.

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Wolverines' lucky number

Wolverines' lucky number

Posted by emoore at Feb 01, 2013 06:00 PM |

Thirteen is a lucky number for wolverines. Thirteen years since conservationists including Conservation Northwest urged their protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its proposal to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species.

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Wolverines and more: 2012 remote camera report

Wolverines and more: 2012 remote camera report

Posted by Jen Watkins at Feb 01, 2013 09:05 AM |

A new report released today features remote camera findings from Conservation Northwest's volunteer Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project. From wolverines to wildlife bridges, the report is a a testament to the richness, diversity, and wildness of Washington.

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Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Posted by bchristensen at Jan 31, 2013 02:05 PM |

Conservation Northwest joined forces with other groups this week to launch a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s decision to cut more than 90 percent of protected critical habitat in Idaho and Washington for the critically endangered mountain caribou.

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Wildlife wins with Gov

Wildlife wins with Gov

Posted by Jen Watkins at Dec 22, 2012 12:00 AM |

The outgoing Governor Gregoire's vision for moving forward with transportation in our state details several wins for wildlife, and raises a few questions as the legislative session begins.

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Power project threatens BC grizzly bears

Power project threatens BC grizzly bears

Posted by emoore at Dec 08, 2012 12:00 AM |

To protect grizzly bears in southwestern BC, conservation groups including Conservation Northwest sent a letter (PDF) urging the BC government to withhold approval for the Upper Lillooet Hydropower Project.

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Agreement reached in the Manastash

Agreement reached in the Manastash

Posted by Jen Watkins at Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Nov 30 - Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Conservation Northwest and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest resolved concerns for wildlife, water, and forests in the Manastash near Ellensburg, allowing the Walter Springs Project to move forward.

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