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RS Sources and the Center for Responsible Forestry's short film featuring preeminent forest ecologist Jerry Franklin, who is widely recognized as the father of ecological forestry. The Future of Forests with Dr. Jerry Franklin explains what ecological forestry is, and how it can help restore forests to be more resilient to climate change impacts.
The Future of Forests with Dr. Jerry Franklin
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10 MINUTE VIDEO
Wildlife for All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically-driven, democratic, and compassionate.
- Ecologically-driven, because that is what is needed to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis.
- Democratic, because wildlife is a public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
- Compassionate, because wild animals deserve to be treated humanely and with respect.
KRCG endorses Wildlife for All. Check it out: Click Here
Climate Forests Campaign is calling on the Biden Administration to enact a strong, lasting rule across federal public lands that protects mature and old-growth trees and forests from logging, allowing the recovery of old-growth forests that have been lost...and Let Giants Grow in the Pacific Northwest.
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Time to Reform Wildlife Governance
By Chris Bachman
The recent resignation of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Fred Koontz, Ph.D., exemplifies the inevitably fatal outcome when a compassionate centrist enters a polarized conversation and attempts to build a bridge, bolstered with peer-reviewed science, to preserve our dwindling biodiversity.
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The Colville National Forest turns a deaf ear to collaboration
Sad as it is true, the U.S. Forest Service, Colville National Forest (CNF) has returned to its old right-brained habit of ignoring public input, clearcutting and logging ancient forest as evidenced in the Sherman Pass Project. I spent six years collaborating with the CNF on this project. The CNF said it would not be clearcutting the forest, but it did so, a lot. Despite criticism from collaborative interests, the Forest Service is adamant that it did the right thing – and in a Scenic Byway no less.
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Overview map with links to pictures CLICK HERE
Conservationists File Complaint with Colville National Forest Over Outdated Grazing Practices in Newly Adopted Land Management Plan
Spokane, Wash.— THE LANDS COUNCIL, WESTERN WATERSHEDS PROJECT, and KETTLE RANGE CONSERVATION GROUP filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington today, challenging the U.S. Forest Service for allowing excessive cattle grazing in the Colville National Forest, leading to long-term damage to the forest ecosystem.
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Understanding Wolves - Wolf Behavior and Habituation
Normal wolf behavior can easily be confused as habituation; becoming too comfortable with humans.
Wolves are often described as shy and fearful of humans. Consequently, when a person sees a wolf pup lying in the middle of a dirt road or an adult wolf trails a person through the woods, he/she describes the wolf as exhibiting non-typical behavior or “habituated”.
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|Independent Study on
Impact of Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition (NEWFC)
request of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition,
Headwaters Economics conducted an examination of northeast
Washington’s communities and economy to determine the possible
impacts of the "Blueprint" proposal for managing National Forest
lands in the region.
here to review the results at the Headwaters Economics
Kettle Range Conservation Group
During our 46 years of conservation
work we have met many challenges facing our national forests and
rural communities throughout northeast and north central
Washington. Our longest
running campaign to protect national forest wilderness in the wild
and un-roaded backcountry of the
River Range, Okanogan Highlands and Selkirk
Mountains continues today.
46 years of conservation
work meeting the many challenges facing our national forest.
Your membership or gift
is tax deductible
Thanks to all our members and supporters plus Fund for Wild Nature for their support
Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive
New research suggests heavily hunted wolves
experience increased social and physiological
stress.Read the news releaseClick Here
Conservation Groups Appeal to
to Require Rules Limiting Killing of Washington's
groups filed an appeal
with Gov. Jay Inslee to reverse the Washington Fish and
Wildlife Commission’s denial of a petition
asking for enforceable rules limiting when wolves can be killed in
response to livestock depredations.Read the news
KRCG notes killing wolves can result in more
Eight conservation organizations,
representing hundreds of thousands of Washington residents, are
calling on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to rescind
a kill order issued earlier this week for wolves of the Huckleberry
pack.Read the news releaseClick