Lynx Reintroduction: Notes from the field

Lynx Reintroduction: Notes from the field

By Dave Werntz, Conservation Northwest Science and Conservation Director A common adage is that if you take a job you love, you will never work another day in your life. My first week of February brought that home. I had the privilege of spending that week playing in the snow and chasing Canada lynx with … Continued

Lytton, BC: My personal journey and climate change poster child

2021 Fire Dispatch #2: At the spearpoint of climate change *Editor’s Note: During the big wildfires that burned across eastern Washington in 2015, we published a series of”dispatches” from our staff living and working in communities affected by fire. As 2021’s fire season as gotten off to a historically challenging start, we’ve again encouraged our … Continued

Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative 2021 update

The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative is a collaborative effort to stem the ongoing loss of grizzly bear range and promote grizzly bear recovery in the transboundary ecosystems of southwest British Columbia and Washington state. By Joe Scott, International Programs Director Southern British Columbia’s Coast to Cascades region has unparalleled geographic, cultural and biological … Continued

Update on Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative

The C2C team has made important progress toward grizzly bear recovery in southwest British Columbia by promoting coexistence with local communities. By Joe Scott, International Programs Director The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative (C2C) is a collaborative effort to stem the ongoing loss of grizzly bear range and promote grizzly recovery in the transboundary … Continued

The fear narrative: a barrier for grizzly bears

If our neighbors up north can coexist with grizzly bears, why can’t we? By Joe Scott, International Programs Director While the majority of Washingtonians support restoring grizzly bears to the backcountry of the North Cascades, opposition remains. And though we know that these bears will benefit the North Cascades Ecosystem while restoring a missing piece … Continued

The fisher journey

Getting healthy fishers from Canada to Washington is no simple task—read the story behind their journey that leads them back into the Cascades. By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate Huddled into the corner of a wooden box about the size of a file cabinet, a fisher with round ears, whiskers and a long bushy … Continued

Tour with Boothroyd Band (Nlaka’pamux) and St’at’imc First Nations

By Joe Scott, International Programs Director Our Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative recently joined staff from the Boothroyd Band (Nlaka’pamux First Nation) and St’at’imc First Nation Government Services for a tour of the Nahatlatch River. The three teams are working together to recover the Critically Endangered Stein/Nahatlatch Grizzly Bear population in southern British Columbia. They spent … Continued