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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.
July 5 - Millions of people are expected to watch a captivating special on Northwest wolves airing Saturday, July 7 (8 pm, times may vary), on the Discovery Channel.
July 4 - Yesterday, Washington's Board of Natural Resources voted to approve a land exchange necessary to assemble lands into the right pattern for transfer into a Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve Park.
July 4 - Holiday travel just got safer: Congress has approved a bill that helps prevent wildlife collisions on our highways - protecting drivers, passengers, and animals.
June 1 – This Memorial week was full of reminders of why building Washington’s first wildlife overpass on I-90 is elemental as a safer mode of transportation for animals and people alike.
Jun 1 - Want to keep track of wildlife this summer and fall? Check out the variety of wildlife tracking training courses offered by David Moskowitz and the Wilderness Awareness School! Visit conservationnw.org.
May 22 - The county council voted to reconvey thousands of acres of forest around Lake Whatcom. The proposed forest park preserve could become Washington's biggest park, benefiting forest and human health, clean drinking water and opportunities for recreation.
May 20-26, 2012, is Washington's Bear Awareness Week. The state's grizzly bears persist in two places, in the North Cascades and in the Selkirks of northeast Washington.