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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
This month Conservation Northwest and others filed an intent to sue the federal government for refusing to protect wolverines, an important and reclusive endangered forest carnivore. Wolverines are the ultimate survivors, able to live in mountains that routinely get 20 feet of snow. But can they survive the Bush administration?
It might be wolves captured on camera near the Methow valley. The possible return of wolves to the Cascades is great news.
The movement to stop an ill-advised new transmission line planned by the local PUD for the Methow Valley continues as local community opponents vow to take their arguments against the divisive powerline all the way to the Washington Supreme Court.
The long-stalled recovery plan for the highly endangered North Cascades grizzly bear is finally kick-started into motion.
The USFWS reverses itself and decides to keep, not reduce, critical habitat for marbled murrelets.
Goat Mountain near Mt. St. Helens protected from a proposed copper mine.
Until April 28, 2008, the Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comments on lynx critical habitat, including in Washington's Kettle River Range (including the Wedge), and Selkirk Mountains (Little Pend Oreille and Salmo-Priest).
US Fish and Wildlife officials declare that they will not use the Endangered Species Act to protect the rare wolverine.
Wolves have been delisted from ESA protection; wolf sightings are on the rise in northeastern Washington; state wolf conservation plan in the works.
In 2008, eighteen Pacific fishers return home to their forest habitat in Washington State for the first time in over 80 years.