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April 2013

Conservation Connection April 2013

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In this issue:

  • May 6 for wolverines
  • GIVEBIG MAY 15!
  • More wolves
  • Get outside!


Hang in there, baby. Wolverines are back in Washington and these agile athletes need strong ESA protections.

Hang in there, baby. Wolverines are back in Washington and these agile athletes need strong ESA protections.
Photo: Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project










Wolverines Are Tough, But Fragile Too

Wolverines are back, but their hold in the North Cascades and Rockies is fragile. After years of urging from Conservation Northwest, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has at last proposed listing wolverines as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. But wolverines also need protection from motorized winter recreation, development in alpine areas, and danger to safe passage. You can write now to strengthen essential protections!






Keeping it wild in the Northwest, we helped return fishers, smaller cousin to wolverines, to the Olympics Mountains. Photo Dave Werntz

Keeping it wild in the Northwest, we helped successfully return fishers, smaller cousin to wolverines, to the Olympics Mountains.
Photo: Dave Werntz





Give Big on May 15

Your support and shared vision for our big vision - strategic, smart, and innovative campaigns and partnerships to protect and connect our region's wildlife and wild places - gets even bigger through the Seattle Foundation's GiveBig. On May 15, donate directly through our Seattle Foundation page, and your gift will be stretched! Every gift you make enters you into a raffle for golden tickets worth $1000 for your favorite non-profit and $100 at Starbucks just for you. Mark your calendar, invite your friends, GiveBig!






 

 

Conflict avoidance for wolves and livestock takes planning and attention.

Conflict avoidance for wolves and livestock takes planning and funding.
Photo: Jay Kehne

 


Avoiding Conflict for Washington's Wolves

A proposed bill funding conflict deterrence for wolves and livestock has received the nod from the Washington Cattlemen's Association, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wolf Haven International, and the Humane Society of the United States. Now it needs to pass muster in the legislature, where a controversial 'caught in the act' bill is stalled. Last year's range rider pilot project, funded by Conservation Northwest, fared so well for the rancher and wolves involved that we're funding another season and expanding efforts to two additional ranches.



 

 

Volunteer Kayla Oliver checks a camera for lynx photos near Colville. Photo: Crystal Gartner

Volunteer Kayla Oliver checks a camera for lynx photos near Colville.
Photo: Crystal Gartner

 

 

 

 


Join Us in the Field for Wildlife

In northeastern Washington, we need volunteers to monitor for lynx and help with projects minimizing conflicts with livestock – wolves' best option for a successful future in our state. Contact Derrick to lend your hand.

In western Washington, team up with Conservation Northwest to continue restoration of habitat near two key wildlife crossings under I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. Your help at Gold Creek has a golden lining for wildlife! Visit our monitoring project to learn what else we do for Cascades wildlife.




 

 

 

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