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Conservation Northwest

The Conservation Connection

August 2016

Profanity Peak Wolves · Summer Newsletter · National Parks and Conservation · Searching for Grizzlies · Bear Awareness 101 · We're Hiring!

WAWolfPacks2016_WDFW

Washington's 19 wolf packs as of early 2016. 15 packs are clustered in northeast Washington. Only one wolf pack is currently in conflict with livestock. 
Map: WDFW

Profanity Peak Wolves

By now you've likely heard that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has lethally removed members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack in northeast Washington after persistent depredations on livestock.

But that's not the whole story. We're working towards long-term wolf recovery and coexistence. While the loss of some wolves to conflict can be heart-wrenching, unfortunately it's sometimes an unavoidable component of predators, people and livestock sharing space. 
 
Read more in this personal letter from our Executive Director.
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The 100th edition of our newsletter features grizzly bear restoration in the North Cascades. Photo: Jason Verschoor/iStockphoto.com
The 100th edition of our print newsletter features grizzly bear restoration in the North Cascades.
Photo: Jason Verschoor

Summer Newsletter Available Online

The 100th edition of the Conservation Northwest Quarterly is now available in digital form! We discuss grizzly bear restoration in the North Cascades, wilderness designation in northeast Washington, wildlife hikes, and more.

Become a member for only $35 a year and get the Quarterly delivered to your mailbox!
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National parks offer ecological benefits and conservation opportunities. Photo: Andy Porter
National parks offer ecological benefits and conservation opportunities.
Photo: Andy Porter

National Parks and Conservation

We're celebrating another important 100th: The National Park Service's centennial. Many Americans have fond memories of times spent in our national parks, but these treasured lands offer more than a vacation destination. A recent opinion article in the Seattle Times explores the conservation opportunities and ecological benefits that national parks provide.

For the full Seattle Times article, click here.
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A black bear at a grizzly monitoring site in the North Cascades. Someday we hope to document a different bear species here! Photo: CNW/CWMP
A black bear at a grizzly monitoring site in the North Cascades. Someday we hope to document a different bear species here!
Photo: CNW/CWMP

Searching for the Grizzly Bear

Conservation Northwest has been searching for grizzly bears in the North Cascades for decades. Over the years, our procedures and equipment have improved significantly, though we've always relied on dedicated volunteers to brave overnight backpacking trips deep into the backcountry to monitor remote camera sites. They also get to pack in 'grizzly goo', a pungent mixture of fermented cow blood and dead fish.

For our full blog post on grizzly monitoring in the Cascades, read on here.
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Knowing how to stay safe in bear country is good for both people and bears. Photo: Mick Tronquet
Knowing how to stay safe in bear country is good for both people and bears.
Photo: Mick Tronquet

Bear Awareness 101

What do you do in the (very rare) event of a bear encounter? How do you tell a grizzly bear apart from a black bear? (Hint: not by the color of the fur.)

Find the answers and a full list of tips on how to stay safe in bear country on our website here!
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Much of our work takes place in beautiful northeast Washington. Photo: Eric Zamora
Much of our work takes place in beautiful northeast Washington.
Photo: Eric Zamora

Work for Conservation Northwest!

We're hiring! Conservation Northwest currently has an open job position for a Community Ambassador in the Spokane/Colville area. We're looking for a well-connected, resourceful and motivated individual to join our staff.

Here's the full job description with details and directions to apply.
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