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  April 2024

Wildlife Network Rescues Marine Mammals

by Meghan Fenwick In November of 2023, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responded to calls concerning a harbor porpoise. The adult male was seen struggling in shallow waters, where the species is rarely found. After assessing his condition and … Continue reading

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  June 2021

Wolf Experts/Scientists Urge Biden Administration to Restore Federal Protections for Gray Wolves

Wolves lost their federal protections when the Trump administration finalized a national delisting rule in January. Since then, management of wolves has fallen to state wildlife agencies. The letter explains that “state governments have clearly indicated that they will manage … Continue reading

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  August 2020

Environmental Organizations Question Secretary Bernhart’s Decision to Halt the Grizzly Bear Restoration Program in the North Cascades Environmental Organizations Question Grizzly Bear Decision

by Jacob Pederson Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced a decision to halt grizzly bear restoration plans for the North Cascades of Washington state based on the concerns of rural citizens in the state as environmental organizations call this decision … Continue reading

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  July 2020

Washington State Issues Another Wolf Pack Kill Order

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a new order on June 19 authorizing the killing of up to two members of the Togo wolf pack in Ferry County. This may leave the pack with just one or two … Continue reading

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  July 2020

Statement on Executive Order Undermining Environmental Review

President Trump has issued an executive order invoking an emergency section of federal law allowing significant environmental harm to wildlife and habitat without the normal Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act requirements. These laws require public input, scientific … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Seven of Washington’s U.S. Representatives Sign Letter Supporting Restoration Jobs

Conservation Northwest is deeply grateful to U.S. House of Representatives members Derek Kilmer, Kim Schrier, Rick Larsen, Denny Heck, Suzan DelBene, Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal for signing a letter to the House leadership supporting a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” … Continue reading

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  September 2019

Grizzly Bear Restoration

by Conservation Northwest Staff In 2014, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife began a new, multiyear Environmental Impact Statement planning process for restoring a healthy grizzly bear (Ursus … Continue reading

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  September 2019

Grizzly Comment Period Reopened

by Conservation Northwest Staff The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service announced they would restart the process to complete the Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that is intended to restore the nearly extinct North Cascades grizzly bear population. … Continue reading

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