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Orca Tokitae’s Totem Pole Journey

The Lummi Nation campaigns to free a once-wild orca from Miami's Seaquarium

The orca, or killer whale, is a popular icon of wildness in the communities surrounding Puget Sound, a complex system of waterways forming the southern portion of the Salish Sea and extending 100 miles from Washington's Whidbey Island to the state capital…
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by: Paula MacKay – May 24, 2018

Grizzlies Back on Track in the North Cascades

Ryan Zinke revives grizzly bear recovery plan in Washington

Washington State's conservation community was understandably concerned when rumors began to circulate a couple of weeks ago that US interior secretary Ryan Zinke would be visiting the North Cascades to make an announcement about the proposed restoration of grizzly bears. Zinke hasn't…
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by: Paula MacKay – April 4, 2018

The Rocky Road to Wolf Recovery

These apex predators returned to the North Cascades 10 years ago. Are we giving them a fair chance?

Winter is not my favorite season. I lived in Vermont for too many years to get excited about snow, and I don’t like having to brace myself to walk out the front door. But today was different. Today I was on a…
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by: Paula MacKay – March 21, 2018

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