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

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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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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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Wolverines' lucky number

Wolverines' lucky number

Posted by Erin Moore at Feb 01, 2013 06:00 PM |

Thirteen is a lucky number for wolverines. Thirteen years since conservationists including Conservation Northwest urged their protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its proposal to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species.

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Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Posted by bchristensen at Jan 31, 2013 02:05 PM |

Conservation Northwest joined forces with other groups this week to launch a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s decision to cut more than 90 percent of protected critical habitat in Idaho and Washington for the critically endangered mountain caribou.

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Sawmill Creek protected

Sawmill Creek protected

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 22, 2013 04:00 PM |

The next win in a process begun years ago by our alliance, The Cascades Conservation Partnership: Forterra has protected 344 acres of Sawmill Creek's towering old growth, wildlife habitat, and watershed.

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Wildlife wins with Gov

Wildlife wins with Gov

Posted by Jen Watkins at Dec 22, 2012 12:00 AM |

The outgoing Governor Gregoire's vision for moving forward with transportation in our state details several wins for wildlife, and raises a few questions as the legislative session begins.

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Power project threatens BC grizzly bears

Power project threatens BC grizzly bears

Posted by Erin Moore at Dec 08, 2012 12:00 AM |

To protect grizzly bears in southwestern BC, conservation groups including Conservation Northwest sent a letter (PDF) urging the BC government to withhold approval for the Upper Lillooet Hydropower Project.

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Agreement reached in the Manastash

Agreement reached in the Manastash

Posted by Jen Watkins at Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM |
Filed under: What's Hot

Nov 30 - Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Conservation Northwest and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest resolved concerns for wildlife, water, and forests in the Manastash near Ellensburg, allowing the Walter Springs Project to move forward.

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Uniquely Pacific Northwest wolves

Uniquely Pacific Northwest wolves

Posted by Erin Moore at Sep 15, 2012 12:00 AM |

Sept 15 - Will Cascades wolves retain federal endangered species act protections? The US Fish and Wildlife Service is currently deciding, and Conservation Northwest and others called on President Barack Obama to maintain Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in the Pacific Northwest.

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