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Pygmy Rabbit

Washington’s pygmy rabbits are small, few and far between. We’re working to conserve and improve their habitat.

Bipartisan Wildlife Bill Left Out of Omnibus Funding Package

Seattle, Wash.— A bipartisan wildlife bill that its supporters have dubbed “the biggest wildlife bill in fifty years” has been left out of the omnibus spending package, leaving very few options for passing the bill this Congress. The bill passed the House in June and has 47 cosponsors in the Senate, including 16 Republicans. “This … Continued

‘Most Significant Wildlife Conservation Bill in Half Century’ Passes U.S. House 

Washington would get $20.7 million to help at-risk wildlife    Seattle, Wash. — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill to prevent wildlife extinctions by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Washington will receive around $20.7 million to help 268 species of concern, including … Continued

A West without barbed wire

The dream of a fence-less west is underway in central Washington with the rollout of a new virtual fence pilot program. The removal of traditional fencing used for cattle management brings benefits to ranchers, critical wildlife species, and the ecosystem as a whole.

Sagelands Heritage Program shares 2021 highlights in the shrub-steppe

State proviso, pygmy rabbit recovery and student engagement: another year of conservation in the “connected backbone” east of the Cascades From British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley to south-central Washington’s Horse Heaven, the Sagelands Heritage Program (SHP) is doing just that. 2021 was an exciting year for conservation in this shrub-steppe landscape full of many projects with … Continued