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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
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.
Oct 5 - Wolves were the main focus of a meeting of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Commission, and nearly 100 people showed up to comment for continued recovery of wolves in Washington.
“We have been strong advocates for exhausting all non-lethal means possible to avoid this situation and are extremely disappointed that it has come to this,” Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest.
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.