New Legislation Requires WDFW and the Colville Tribes to Coordinate on Wolf Management

Conservation Northwest today expressed qualified support for Governor Jay Inslee signing House Bill 2424. The bill requires the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to work with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to coordinate gray wolf and other wildlife management in the so-called “North Half” lands in northeast Washington that were part of … Continued

Big Wins for Biodiversity, Wolves, Forests, and Climate this Legislative Session!  

The 2023 session brought big wins for many of Conservation Northwest’s priorities, including protecting and managing state lands for carbon and biodiversity, increased capacity for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect the state’s natural heritage, funding and program improvements for wolf co-existence, spotted owl habitat restoration, clean energy siting that takes habitat connectivity into account, and improved multi-agency planning for recreation impacts to conservation.

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