Soldiers and sagebrush; a trip to the Yakima Training Center

Soldiers and sagebrush; a trip to the Yakima Training Center

A military training ground between Ellensburg and Yakima contains some of the best shrub-steppe habitat in the state. BY Jay Kehne, Sagelands Program Lead and Rose Piccinini, Sagelands Contractor In central Washington lies a vast landscape with some of the most prime shrub-steppe habitat in the state. Its northern border is drawn by I-90, to … Continued

“Greening” up the Quilomene wildlife area

Our staff, partners and volunteers are improving public access and protecting habitat at the Green Gate access site on the Quilomene Wildlife Area by building an informational kiosk and installing green-dot road signs. By Rose Piccinini, Sagelands Contractor The Green Gate access site, off Old Vantage Highway east of Ellensburg, is the primary public access … Continued

Elk using I-90 wildlife crossings this spring

Elk have been using new I-90 wildlife crossings during their spring migration into the highcountry of the Cascades! This group of elk are crossing under the busy interstate using the Hyak Wildlife Undercrossing, just east of Snoqualmie Pass and west of the larger Gold Creek Wildlife Undercrossing in the Keechelus Lake floodplain. Our region’s elk … Continued

Elk find safe passage under I-90 thanks to wildlife crossings

Note: This blog originally appeared on our I-90 Wildlife Watch project webpage. An effort to document wildlife movement around Snoqualmie Pass between North Bend and Easton, I-90 Wildlife Watch is led by CNW with support from Central Washington University, the Washington State Department of Transportation, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish … Continued