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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
Mitch Friedman and the related success of Conservation Northwest are featured in Pacific Northwest Magazine, Sunday insert to the Seattle Times.
Feb 2 - The Department of Agriculture has awarded the Northeast Washington Forest Vision 2020 project $968,000, naming it one of the top Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program projects in the nation. The project can now begin forest restoration and job creation on the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington.
Dec 3 - Spurred along by the natural local return of wolves, years of science-based collaborative work, and support from thousands of residents, the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission votes to approve a wolf recovery plan.
The 240-foot-high dam near the US-BC border would have drowned part of the Similkameen River valley, the most important riparian reach in the US portion of the Okanogan watershed and home to rare wildlife.
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.
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.