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

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Update on proposed Washington wolf legislation

Update on proposed Washington wolf legislation

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 11, 2015 06:05 PM |

On Thursday, February 5th, 2015, Conservation Northwest wolf conflict specialist Jay Kehne and policy lead Paula Swedeen were at the Washington state capitol testifying on wolf bills in front of House and Senate committees.

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Cascades wolverine population growing, expanding southward

Cascades wolverine population growing, expanding southward

Wolverine tracks in the upper Cle Elum River drainage come on the heels of wolverine photos captured last month by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest biologist Aja Woodrow at remote camera locations further north in the Cle Elum River watershed and also nearby in the Teanaway River drainage, locations northeast of where the tracks were documented last week.

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BC announces wolf cull to protect endangered Selkirks caribou

BC announces wolf cull to protect endangered Selkirks caribou

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 21, 2015 01:00 PM |

This past week, the British Columbia government announced it will begin using helicopter sharpshooters to remove two wolf packs in southeast BC to protect endangered mountain caribou (also called woodland caribou). We generally do not support predator controls as a management tool except in rare and extreme cases.

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Comments needed on motorized use in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Comments needed on motorized use in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 15, 2015 05:50 PM |

Proposed plan fails to address problem roads where the roadbed itself and motorized vehicle use contributes to impaired water quality, reduced fish and wildlife habitat, and diminished opportunities for quality non-motorized recreation including horseback riding, wildlife watching and hunting.

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Ranchers in wolf country finding continued success with range riding

Ranchers in wolf country finding continued success with range riding

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Dec 18, 2014 09:55 AM |

Six Washington ranchers involved in a Conservation Northwest program to prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock using range riders lost no sheep or cows to predators during the 2014 season, despite grazing their herds in the territory of confirmed wolf packs.

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Wolf Science Panel at the University of Washington

Wolf Science Panel at the University of Washington

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Dec 03, 2014 01:55 PM |

As wolves continue to recover in the Pacific Northwest, and as state agencies move towards the management phases of wolf recovery, Conservation Northwest, along with the Pacific Wolf Coalition and the University of Washington, recently had the opportunity to bring together some of North America's leading wolf experts to discuss ways to recover and manage gray wolves using the best available science, as well as experience from other states.

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Make your voice heard on the future of the Teanaway Community Forest

Make your voice heard on the future of the Teanaway Community Forest

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Nov 25, 2014 04:35 PM |

Submit your thoughts on the future management and values of the Teanaway Community Forest by attending a public open house on December 4th, or by submitting your comments online.

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USFWS investigating dead wolf in the Teanaway

USFWS investigating dead wolf in the Teanaway

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Oct 31, 2014 09:45 AM |

A mature female wolf was found dead this week within the territory of the Teanaway Pack northeast of Cle Elum. Because wolves remain federally listed as Endangered in Washington’s Cascades, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents are investigating the incident.

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Alleged wolf poaching in Whitman County

Alleged wolf poaching in Whitman County

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Oct 22, 2014 12:40 PM |

Based on the information currently available, we believe this to be a flagrant violation of state law that warrants appropriately severe penalties if the offender is found guilty.

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Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project Winter Season

Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project Winter Season

Join Conservation Northwest, the Wilderness Awareness School, and the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition for this winter’s field season monitoring wildlife in the Cascades at Snoqualmie Pass!

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Speak up for Washington’s Wolves in Lynnwood on Oct. 14

Speak up for Washington’s Wolves in Lynnwood on Oct. 14

This coming Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. WDFW will host a public meeting on wolf management in Room 1EF of the Lynnwood Convention Center.

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Fisher recovery proposed for Mount Rainier, North Cascades

Fisher recovery proposed for Mount Rainier, North Cascades

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Oct 01, 2014 04:00 PM |

Public comment on the restoration plan is open through October 15th. Please show your support for recovering fishers in the Cascades by submitting a comment below!

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