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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.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that its agents killed a female wolf from the Wedge Pack, located near the Canadian border in Stevens County in northeast Washington.
Through Nov 24, 2012, Seattle's Burke Museum features winning photos from the International Conservation Photography Awards, including an image of a snowy owl in full flight by Paul Bannick of Conservation Northwest.
Jul 25 - This summer, call in your grizzly bear sightings to 1-855-GO GRIZZ! BC biologists and US counterparts hope to invest citizens in a similar vein through citizen science and monitoring. Hotline reports are screened by trained volunteers and forwarded on to BC biologists, who will follow up with field verification.
Three members of the White family of Twisp, WA, have been sentenced for their criminal roles in the poaching of members of the Cascade's Lookout wolf pack. The illegal killings reduced the pack to its present status of just two or three wolves, and the pack has not produced pups since.
July 6 - A new report predicts that thinning done in an ecologically sound way brings more timber jobs and restores Northwest forests. The report was jointly released by Conservation Northwest, the Geos Institute, the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, and Oregon Wild.