Conservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest

The Conservation Connection

February 2017

Grizzly Comments · Film Screening · Murrelet Plan · Annual Auction · Methow Film · Dakota Access Pipeline

Bear siblings playing. Photo Kenneth Kearning Photography

Bear siblings playing. These animals belong in the North Cascades, their home for thousands of years.
Photo: Kenneth Kearning Photography

Submit a comment for grizzlies by March 14

There's still time to submit a comment for North Cascades grizzly bear restoration! This is a monumental opportunity decades in the making. If you haven't done so already, please take action today.

Suggested comments in support of Alternative C: Incremental Restoration are available, but please customize your comments for the greatest impact.

And please share our comment page with family or friends, or consider writing a Letter to the Editor for your local paper. We have a sample LTE available here.
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Chris Morgan presents at The Mountaineers earlier this year. Photo: Anna Marie Jensen
Chris Morgan presents on grizzly bears at The Mountaineers earlier this year.
Photo: Anna Marie Jensen

Grizzly film screening and panel discussion on March 8

Want to learn more about grizzly bear restoration and chat with scientists, wildlife officials and conservationists? Join us at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle on March 8 at 6:30 pm!

We'll have a short presentation from the National Park Service, a screening of our new film Time for the Grizzly?, and an informative panel discussion with filmmaker Chris Morgan and bear biologist Bill Gaines, Ph.D.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but tickets are going fast. Get yours today at the link below.
RSVP TODAY

 
Marbled murrelets depend on old forests for their nests. Protecting murrelets benefits forests, fish and many other species. Photo: USFWS
Murrelets depend on old forests for their nests. Protecting murrelet habitat benefits our forests, fish and many other species.
Photo: USFWS

Comments needed on murrelet plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington Department of Natural Resources have proposed a Draft Conservation Strategy for the Marbled Murrelet, an endangered seabird that depends on old coastal forests to survive. Unfortunatly these plans falls short, and the agencies need to hear from you to ensure stronger habitat protections.

Murrelet populations in our state have dropped 44 percent in the last 15 years and are now perilously close to statewide extinction. This is an avoidable tragedy. Please take action by March 9!
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Our 14th annual auction and dinner will be held on April 20, 2017. Please RSVP soon to reserve a seat or table!
Our 14th annual auction and dinner will be held on April 20 in Seattle. Please RSVP soon to reserve a seat or table!

Hope for a Wild Future Auction and Dinner

Our annual Hope for a Wild Future auction and dinner brings together conservationists, philanthropists, and local business and community leaders to celebrate our work for a wilder Northwest.

We will be holding our 14th annual Hope for a Wild Future auction and dinner on April 20th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the Seattle Waterfront.

Please register online today and join us to celebrate the wild Northwest. 
Your support is the key to our success!
RSVP TODAY

 
The Methow Headwaters are no place for a massive open-pit mine!
The Methow Headwaters are no place for a massive open-pit copper mine!

Methow Headwaters: Too Special to Mine

Our friends in the Methow Valley recently premiered a fantastic short film: Methow Headwaters: Too Special to Mine.

A Canadian mining company wants to conduct drilling at the headwaters of the Methow River. This new film tells the story of a mountain community coming together to share why this place is too special to mine.

We've been rallying against the proposed Mazama Mine for years, and along with our partners in the Valley and around the region, we won't quit until this special place is permanently protected. Please check out the new film, and then add your voice.
WATCH THE FILM

 
Demonstrators protest the Dakota Access Pipeline near Standing Rock, North Dakota. Photo: Public Broadcasting Service
Demonstrators protest the Dakota Access Pipeline near Standing Rock, North Dakota.
Photo: Public Broadcasting Service

Dakota Access Pipeline: This is my battle cry

For months, our community has supported efforts resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. As this fight moves from Standing Rock, North Dakota to the courts in Washington, D.C., we wanted to share this poignant poem from our board member Amelia Marchand.

Amelia is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, working as a Colville Tribal Water Regulatory Specialist. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Law and Policy. We're honored to have Amelia and her husband Joaquin on our Board of Directors.
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