Newhouse wrong on grizzly restoration, bears deserve a place in the Cascades

Help us fight for North Cascades grizzlies

The Trump Administration has put a halt to recovery for now, but we won’t give up until North Cascades grizzlies thrive again! By Matthew Brouwer, Development Director Last week we shared news that the Trump Administration’s Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt issued an order “terminating” the North Cascades Grizzly Bear Restoration Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), … Continued

Trump Administration terminates North Cascades grizzly recovery

Despite public support and scientific recommendation, Secretary of the Interior stops work on North Cascades grizzly restoration. Send your Members of Congress a message saying you support grizzly recovery in the North Cascades guided by science and community input.   As you may have seen reported in The Seattle Times, Bloomberg, NW Public Radio and local … Continued

2020 winter update from the Cascades Wolverine Project

New detections and track observations are strong progress for wolverine research in the North Cascades. PHOTOS AND TEXT BY DAVID MOSKOWITZ, CASCADES WOLVERINE PROJECT *Editor’s Note: David is a longtime Conservation Northwest colleague and contractor, including advising our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project. Conservation Northwest is proud to be a partner and sponsor of the Cascades … Continued

Gulo-rious photos in the North Cascades

One wolverine got up close and personal with a camera from our partners at the Cascades Wolverine Project! By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate With only an estimated three dozen wolverines (gulo gulo) living in Washington’s Cascades today, getting to see one of these fearless critters up close is a treat—even if this particular … 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

Activism unmoored from information harms nature

Positions on grizzly restoration, especially those of advocacy groups, should be rooted in facts and science. By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director A wilderness advocacy group recently took a position (on the matter of restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades) so uninformed and ill-founded that it made me a bit embarrassed for the conservation movement … Continued