Journal of KRCG
Range Rider - Patagonia Films
In the Kettle River Range of Northeastern Washington, wolves are being killed to protect livestock that graze on public lands. A lone range rider, Daniel Curry, works year-round using nonlethal mitigation methods to help prevent wolves from looking at cows as a food source—and to prove that coexistence is possible.
Restoration of forest sidelined in Eastern Washington
Executive Director, Tim Coleman Guest Opinion in the Spokesman Review.
How are forests best restored to not only reduce wildfire risk to communities, but to also prepare for our changing climate? The first principle is to keep all the old fire-resistant trees, such as Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Yet those are the trees that the Colville Na- tional Forest is targeting in the Sanpoil project, which a District Court Judge has found illegal.
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District Court Finds Forest ServiceViolated Law in Sanpoil Case
Spokane, WA. The Kettle Range Conservation Group is celebrating today’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Bastian finding that the U.S. Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Forest Management Act in adopting the 2019 Colville National Forest Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) and deciding to proceed with the Sanpoil timber project.
Lawsuit alleges 43,000-acre forest treatment project will impact lynx
Feds Must Re-Analyze Impacts of Colville N.F. Cattle Grazing on Endangered SpeciesSPOKANE, WA.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service informed three conservation groups this month that in response to their litigation threat, it will conduct a new assessment of the impacts of cattle grazing on endangered species in the Colville National Forest. In November 2022, The Lands Council, Kettle Range Conservation Group, and Western Watersheds Project submitted a notice to the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to sue under the EndangeredSpecies Act.
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The Future of Forests with Dr. Jerry FranklinRS 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.
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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.
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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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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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