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The wild places that sustain all life and provide opportunities for recreation and quiet solitude.

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With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee to Require Rules Limiting Killing of Washington’s Endangered Wolves (press release, 8.28.14)

Eight conservation groups filed an appeal with Governor...

Landowners tell proposed LNG export terminal in Coos Bay: 'Keep your pipeline off my property' (The Oregonian, 8.28.14)

Bill Gow stands on a wooden platform perched high above a lush valley south of Roseburg, his Stetson tipped back as he surveys the 1,400-acre ranch where his family runs cows for a living. [Click...

Helicopter gunners kill at least 1 Huckleberry Pack wolf (Spokesman-Review, 8.24.14)

The first wolf was killed in a helicopter gunning operation to stave off attacks on a flock of 1,800 sheep in northeastern Washington Saturday evening. The kill apparently came...

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Defending and restoring the natural heritage of the West
Protecting and recovering wildlife species indigenous to the West
Fighting dirty energy while promoting a clean, renewable energy future in the West