News UpdatesAdditional Press Releases and Clips » Up one level
News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
Jan 15 - The job of a commissioner is to look at the best science possible and make good decisions for wildlife, says Jay Kehne, who lives in Omak and works part-time for Conservation Northwest.
Jan 7 - Conservation Northwest and others appeal a project opening 170 miles of new roads to off-road use in the Colville National Forest near Chewelah, spurring potential for the blazing of many more miles of illegal ATV trails on public lands.
Wildlife connectivity promised by latest construction savings on the I-90 East Project: a newly awarded bid for the latest construction phase moves the project closer to a first true wildlife bridge in Washington.
"The Commissioner is attempting to defend the state's trust lands from harmful and poorly conceived development," said Dave Werntz, science and conservation director at Conservation Northwest. "We're pleased that the Commissioner will have his day in court."
Conservation Northwest is proud to announce closing on a conservation easement on the 504-acre Dawson Ranch near Colville, WA. This easement enables the Dawsons to commit their ranch permanently to open space and wildlife habitat while staying in operation.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.