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New fund to create Resilient Communities, pre-proposals due March 30th

Wells Fargo and NFWF have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. Through improvements to natural features and enhanced community capacity, the program will help communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, water quantity and quality and forest conservation. By taking advantage of natural features like wetlands, resilient shorelines, urban tree canopies, […]

Alternatives for restoration of grizzly bears presented in draft EIS out for public comment through March 14

The National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) invite the public to participate in a series of informational open houses regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem. The alternatives are described in the draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS), released […]

Great Northern LCC Offers FY17 Funding Opportunity

The Great Northern LCC is pleased to announce the FY17 funding opportunity. Proposals targeting the priorities and specific criteria described in the Funding Guidance will be accepted until February 17, 2017 at 6pm MST / 5pm PST. There will be two conference calls for questions about the Funding Guidance: January 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm […]

Seattle City Light Wildlife Research Grants for North Cascades – Pre-proposals due January 12

The City of Seattle, through its City Light Department, is soliciting research project applications for its Wildlife Research Program (WRP).  The WRP is a grant program that supports research on wildlife species and habitats in the greater North Cascades ecosystem.  It was established by Seattle City Light as part of the federal license for the […]

NW Climate Science Conference – November 14-16

The 7th Annual Northwest Climate Conference will be held at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA.  The conference will run from the evening of Monday, November 14th through 4pm on Wednesday November 16th, with a mix of plenary and concurrent sessions. The poster session will be the evening of Tuesday, November 15th. Learn more information at […]

CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Considering Climate Change in Environmental Reviews

This week, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released final guidance for Federal agencies on how to consider the impacts of their actions on climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews. Following years of engagement and after receiving public comments and other feedback from members of Congress, State agencies, tribes, […]

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Wins Climate Adaptation Leadership Award

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Climate Change Project has been awarded the National Climate Adaptation Leadership Award. The Swinomish Tribe is a community of Coast Salish peoples descended from groups and bands originating from the Skagit and Samish River valleys, coastal areas surrounding nearby bays and waters, and numerous islands including Fidalgo, Camano, Whidbey and […]

Judge tells USFWS to reconsider wolverine listing in light of climate threats

Describing the wolverine as a “snow-dependent species standing squarely in the path of global climate change,” a federal judge today overturned an August 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deciding not to provide protection for this species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Judge Christensen released an 85-page ruling.  He stated, “It […]

New short video on the grizzly bears and recovery efforts in the North Cascades

Curious about grizzly bears? A new 7 minute film entitled “Wanted?  Grizzly Bears” about the elusive North Cascades grizzly bear narrated by ecologist and film maker Chris Morgan, and including appearances by many Washington State residents who share their opinions of bears, and help bust some myths. The film includes beautiful footage of the North […]

Beavers may be part of answer to climate change

An article in the Methow Valley news in north Central Washington starts by asking “Can a rodent species native to the Methow Valley help solve problems created by climate change? Absolutely, according to a local biologist who leads the Methow Beaver Project.” Read about this impressive effort climate adaptation effort in the Cascades, and the […]