Working for Wildlife in the Okanogan Valley

Working for Wildlife in the Okanogan Valley

Decommissioning unneeded forest roads will open up quality habitat for Canada lynx, sharp-tailed grouse and mule deer in north-central Washington. By Michael Liu, Okanogan Forest Lead From virtual school and Zoom meetings to facemasks and social distancing, our world has changed significantly because of Covid-19. The global pandemic has put many aspects of our lives … Continued

WDFW releases sharp-tailed grouse as part of Okanogan Working for Wildlife Initiative

Collaborative effort works to restore the Okanogan’s wildlife heritage By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director Earlier this month, our staff were lucky to join and assist with the release of sharp-tailed grouse in the Tunk Valley, a key habitat corridor connecting to north-central Washington’s Okanogan Valley.  A smaller cousin of the more well-known sage grouse, sharp-tailed … Continued

On the edge of the Sagebrush Sea

Perspectives after a trip to Eastern Washington’s sagelands By Chase Gunnell, Communications Director Vital habitat for sage grouse, pygmy rabbits, mule deer, pronghorn antelope and dozens of other bird and animal species, the Sagebrush Sea is a sprawling shrub-steppe ecosystem stretching from the eastern flanks of the Rocky Mountains in Montana and Wyoming through the Great … Continued