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

Big generosity for wildlife

Big generosity for wildlife

Posted by Erin Moore at May 16, 2013 12:00 AM |
Filed under: GiveBig

During the third annual GiveBIG, Conservation Northwest supporters donated $25,000 in a single day to keep the Northwest wild.

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Pateros-Twisp powerline gains ground

Pateros-Twisp powerline gains ground

Posted by Erin Moore at May 15, 2013 12:00 AM |

A proposed new Methow Valley powerline has gained ground. An appeals court ruling allows the local PUD to condemn state public land for powerline construction through the largest contiguous block of state-owned shrub-steppe habitat in the Methow.

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Wolf funding eases conflict

Wolf funding eases conflict

Posted by Erin Moore at May 02, 2013 12:00 AM |

The state has passed legislation funding proven methods including range riding to reduce conflicts with large carnivores. Funds will come from $10 added to the cost of a Washington vanity license plate. The change is expected to raise more than $1 million/year without raising taxes.

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Agreement for rare species overruled

Agreement for rare species overruled

Posted by Erin Moore 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 Erin Moore 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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Climate adaptation call to action

Climate adaptation call to action

Posted by Erin Moore at Mar 26, 2013 12:00 AM |

What's new? A National Fish and Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy allies closely with Conservation Northwest's regional work connecting habitat and wildlife addressing climate change.

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Lake Whatcom forest park approved

Lake Whatcom forest park approved

Posted by Erin Moore 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 Erin Moore 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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