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

Jay Kehne appointed to Fish & Wildlife Commission

Jay Kehne appointed to Fish & Wildlife Commission

Posted by emoore at Jan 15, 2012 01:00 AM |

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.

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Appealing to reason on the South End ATV Project

Appealing to reason on the South End ATV Project

Posted by emoore at Jan 07, 2012 01:00 AM |

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.

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I-90 project gets a move on

I-90 project gets a move on

Posted by emoore at Sep 09, 2011 01:01 PM |

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.

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Ruling helps protect Methow Valley from powerline

Ruling helps protect Methow Valley from powerline

Posted by emoore at Sep 01, 2011 12:00 AM |

"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."

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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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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 jwatkins 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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