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Conservation Northwest

The Conservation Connection E-Newsletter

January 2019

30th AnniversaryWolf ResearchFunding WildlifeAnimal PhotosOkanagan ParkNew Staff

Join us at Counterbalance Brewing Company in Georgetown on Thursday, February 7th to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

Join us at Counterbalance Brewing Company in Georgetown on Thursday, February 7th to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

Kick off our 30th Anniversary in South Seattle

We've kept the Northwest wild for 30 years, and we want to celebrate with you!

Join us on Thursday, February 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Counterbalance Brewing Company in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood to kick off our 30th Anniversary.

Meet our Seattle staff and others in our conservation community. You'll also get an exclusive update on our work for healthy forests, watersheds and wildlife crossings in the Central Cascades.

Can't join us on February 7th? We'll be holding happy hours, guided hikes, volunteer opportunities and other events around the state in 2019 to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Stay tuned for more!
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A curious wolf inspects a remote camera in Washingtons North Cascades Photo David Moskowitz
A curious wolf inspects a remote camera in Washington's North Cascades
Photo: David Moskowitz

UW data shows wolf recovery continues

Last week, the state senate held a work session on Wolves in Washington, which included discussions around the state's actual wolf population. Researchers from the University of Washington presented on the findings of dogs trained to sniff out animal scat for science, including wolves.

Though final data is not yet available, by all indications there are well over 150 wolves roaming our state today. It's also likely we'll soon see wolves confirmed in Washington's Cascade Mountains south of I-90.

We're excited to see survey results from university researchers and state biologists contributing to an updated wolf count this winter, as well as new research on the interactions between wolves and deer, elk and moose. Learn more at the link below!
WOLF STATEMENT

 
The conservation and enjoyment of Washington's wildlife, from common to rare and endangered, needs to be fully funded. Photo: Eric Foltz
The conservation and enjoyment of Washington's wildlife, from common to rare and endangered, needs to be fully funded.
Photo: Eric Foltz

Call on legislators to fund Washington's wildlife

The 2019 session of the state legislature is heating up, but there's still time to voice your support for Washington's wildlife heritage. Please help ensure biodiversity and outdoor recreation get the funding they need by contacting state lawmakers!

Washington hasn't been adequately funding its Department of Fish and Wildlife for it to accomplish its vital mission: To preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

We're urging state senators and representatives, especially budget leaders, to fill this gap and meet the needs of Washington's wildlife.
TAKE ACTION

 
A wolverine caught on camera near Stevens Pass. With only around 40 wolverines in Washington, every photo of these rare animals is important! Photo: Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project
A wolverine caught on camera near Stevens Pass. With only around 40 wolverines in Washington, every photo of these rare animals is important!
Photo: Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project

Our favorite wildlife monitoring photos

From wolverines to cougars, we've compiled a few favorite photos captured through our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project last year.

In 2018, our volunteers documented two elusive species, fishers and wolverines, along with more common wildlife such as black bears, porcupines, pine martens, elk and bobcats.

These photos give a unique glimpse into the lives of local wildlife, and also provide important data for conservation and scientific research. Thank you to all our volunteers for another successful season!
WILDLIFE PHOTOS

 
A new national park reserve in BC's South Okanagan-Similkameen region would benefit local wildlife and communities. Photo: Parks Canada
A new national park reserve in BC's South Okanagan-Similkameen region would benefit local wildlife and communities.
Photo: Parks Canada

Support wildlife and habitat in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley

Through February 28th, you can show support for a new Canadian national park on the international border north of Omak, Washington.

British Columbia's South Okanagan-Similkameen region, adjacent to north-central Washington's Okanogan Valley, is vital habitat for grasslands species that are incredibly rare in Canada. It's also the northernmost section in the "Connected Backbone" of important habitat linkages in our Sagelands Heritage Program.

We've long partnered with local groups and First Nations to support a new park here. The national park reserve will connect fragmented landscapes and benefit local wildlife and communities.
LEARN MORE

 
Staff and colleagues at a recent fisher release in the North Cascades.
Staff and colleagues at a recent fisher release in the North Cascades.

Welcoming new staffers at Conservation Northwest

We have two new staff members at Conservation Northwest, and we're thrilled to introduce you to them. Please welcome Matthew Coomer, our Membership and Operations Associate, and Keiko Betcher, our Communications and Outreach Associate!

If you have membership questions, you'll likely interact with Matthew. He can be reached at info@conservationnw.org. If you see us at a community event, or want to work with us to host one, Keiko is your point person. She can be reached at outreach@conservationnw.org.

Get to know Matthew and Keiko and what inspired them to join the team in the blog below.
NEW STAFF

 
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