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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
Today legislators are hearing from the people of the Columbia Highlands about a balanced plan for restoration, sustainable forestry, recreation, and wilderness.
To defend protections for Canada lynx and help this wild cat weather the ravages of climate change, Conservation Northwest, The Lands Council, and others intervene in a lawsuit by snowmobile organizations to strike down lynx critical habitat.
Rebuffing the anti-science stance of the Bush administration, the US Fish and Wildlife Service just released a report finding that continued protection of marbled murrelets in Washington, Oregon, and California is required.
Biologists today confirmed the first sightings of newborn fishers in Washington State since restoration of the state-endangered species began two years ago.
Today Interior Secretary Salazar declined to reverse the second of the two Bush-era rule changes to the Endangered Species Act. The "polar bear" rule spells trouble not only for polar bears but for wildlife in Washington from mountain caribou to pikas to lynx to salmon.
Interior Secretary Salazar and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who oversee the major agencies that manage endangered species on land and sea, today promised to reinstate scientific consultation, a requirement in the Endangered Species Act that has protected species for 20 years.
Washington's Representative Rick Larsen supports an appropriations earmark of $1 million for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to move forward with recovering the endangered North Cascades grizzly bear.
Two residents of Twisp are suspected of illegally trapping and shooting one and possibly two endangered gray wolves and attempting to send a wolf pelt to Canada. DNA testing confirmed that the wolf was a member of Washington's newly discovered Lookout Pack, likely one of the pups.
The Western Wolf Coalition has launched a new website, www.westernwolves.org, aimed to deliver "just the facts" on gray wolves to the general public.
A lawsuit is being filed by conservation and fisherman groups, represented by Earthjustice, in response to the Bush administration's desperate weakening of environmental regulations.