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Inside Conservation Northwest Conservation Northwest protects and connects old-growth forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies: vital to a healthy future for us, our children, and wildlife. Winter 2014 Issue 94 (December 2013) Offices Bellingham 1208 Bay Street #201 Bellingham, WA 98225 360.671.9950 360.671.8429 (fax) Paul Bannick Major gifts director Seattle 3600 15th Ave W #101 Seattle, WA 98119 206.675.9747 206.675.1007 (fax) Mitch Friedman Executive director David Heflick Conservation associate Jay Kehne Okanogan outreach associate Derrick Knowles Conservation associate Chris Marx Development director Alison Huyett Outreach coordinator Board of directors Staff Erin Moore, editor, Conservation Northwest Quarterly is published as a benefit to our members and printed with vegetable inks on New Leaf paper (100% recycled/100% post-consumer waste, chlorine free), manufactured with electricity offset by renewable energy. Visit news/newsletter for a complimentary copy. To reprint stories, please credit Conservation Northwest. We also publish email action alerts and a monthly e-newsletter. Subscribe at Conservation Northwest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please donate online at Spokane 35 West Main #220 Spokane, WA 99201 509.747.1663 509.747.1267 (fax) Barbara Christensen Social media and engagement manager Jasmine Minbashian Communications director Erin Moore Publications manager Pat Roberts Accountant Joe Scott International conservation director Julia Spencer Development associate and office manager Jen Watkins Conservation associate Dave Werntz Science and conservation director George Wooten Conservation associate Heidi Wills President Michel Girard Vice president Dave Mann Secretary Mark Greenfield Treasurer Emily Barnett Tom Campion Dave Hedrick Andy Held Ron Judd Alexandra Loeb Floyd Rogers George Smith Steve Sundquist Cover: Grizzly bear sow and cub at Chilko Lake, BC, from one of the five most threatened grizzly bear populations in the Coast to Cascades region. Photo © Julia Spencer Development associate, Feel glad Partner with us Feeling SAD? First, take a brisk walk outside. Twenty to thirty minutes a day takes those blues away. Then donate to Conservation Northwest! Become a Wildland Partner. As part of our regular giving cycle, who wouldn't consider putting aside $10 a month—about the cost of going out for a movie—for wolves, lynx, fisher, and their diverse habitats? Once enrolled, you're free of annual renewal notices. You'll get the satisfaction of knowing that you're providing Conservation Northwest with stable funding. Contact Julia at 800.878.9950 x 110, julia@—thank you! Matching and workplace giving. Many companies match donations dollar for dollar or offer workplace giving campaigns; select us as your recipient. Please also consider putting us in your will to leave your own conservation legacy. To learn more, email Chris Marx,, or call her at 206.675.9747 x 204. 2 Winter 2014 Please take action for lynx. Wikimedia Commons Go to and send your comment by December 26. Become a wildlife sponsor. Help monitoring volunteers, supplying field equipment and more, as they document Washington's rare and returning wildlife. Sponsor a team this winter at

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