Wolverine

Court Restores Wolverine Protections While Agency Reconsiders Endangered Species Decision 

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 27, 2022   Missoula, MT – The wolverine has regained candidate species status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) following a Montana District Court decision late Thursday. The Court agreed with conservation groups that the wolverine is entitled to some ESA protections while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) reconsiders … Continued

Virtual screening of Finding Gulo on 2/22

Watch a short film that features a movement to save the wolverine in the Cascades, followed by Q&A with Cascades Wolverine Project You’re invited to join Conservation Northwest in a special virtual screening of Finding Gulo, a new 25-minute film from Cascades Wolverine Project produced by Wild Confluence and Wilder Studios with support from Conservation … Continued

Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Wolverine

Climate change and genetic isolation threaten famously tough carnivore MISSOULA, Mont.— Describing the wolverine as a “snow-dependent species standing squarely in the path of global climate change,” a federal judge today overturned an August 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refusing to grant this rare and elusive species any protection under the Endangered Species … Continued

Cascades wolverine population growing, expanding southward

Last week, we got some news that that made everyone in our office smile: Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) biologist Josh Zylstra and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest biologist Aja Woodrow found probable wolverine tracks just eight miles north of I-90. Not only is this the furthest south that wolverines have been documented in the North Cascades (the area from … Continued