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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
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.
A run down of the wolf bills before the state legislature as of March 2013. Conservation Northwest supports bills that promote proactive wolf-livestock conflict avoidance.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 3 - Ktunaxa First Nation appeals to supreme court to protect grizzly bears and habitat and stop a mega-resort in their traditional lands in the Jumbo Valley, BC.
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.
Streaked horned lark and Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly could gain protections, along with Washington’s native woodland prairies. Public comment deadline is December 9, 2012.
Monitoring volunteers with Conservation NW gain data for the story of carnivores including black bears in the I-90 wildlife corridor.
Nov 2 - Conservation Northwest and twenty other conservation groups are urging the Obama Administration to halt a recent agreement and maintain protections for nearly 4 million acres of critical old-growth habitat for marbled murrelets.