Columbia Highlands

Lynx photographed in Washington’s Kettle Range

Rare feline photographed on remote camera in Washington’s Kettle Range Last week as researchers Arthur Scully and Travis King with Washington State University (WSU) entered the field to check their remote cameras in the Kettle River Mountain Range as part of a large-scale, multi-year collaborative wildlife monitoring project to photograph Canada lynx in this remote … Continued

Listening Sessions for Colville National Forest plan update

WILD NW Action Alert #260: Attend a Listening Session to weigh-in on Forest Plan revisions The Colville National Forest is currently accepting public input through July 5 on a multi-year planning effort to update and revise its Land and Resource Management Plan. Feedback submitted during this process will guide management of the Forest for the … Continued

Take action for Colville National Forest wilderness

WILD NW Action Alert #250: Important wild areas left out of draft wilderness recommendations The Colville National Forest (CNF) is preparing to release its draft land and resource management plan which recommends certain areas on the Forest for wilderness designation. The roadless, untouched areas of the CNF are the largest expanse of wildlands between the … Continued

Cascades to Rockies milestone attained

In late December 2013, Conservation Northwest completed its Columbia Highlands Initiative Capital Campaign, including the final phase of on-the-ground habitat protection and raising the concluding gifts for this multiyear, $1.65 million campaign. The funds enabled Conservation Northwest to purchase conservation easements that permanently retired mining and development rights on 1,024 acres working ranchlands. This included the … Continued