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  1. Bring grizzly bears back to the North Cascades, survey findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Bellingham Herald

    Curious about grizzly bears? This short film about the elusive North Cascades grizzly bear is narrated by ecologist and film maker Chris Morgan, and includes appearances by many Washington State residents who share their opinions of bears, and help bust some myths. Morgan has hosted several films for PBS Nature, the BBC, and others.


  2. JBLM suspends proposal to send helicopters to North CascadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Bellingham Herald

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord is putting a controversial helicopter training proposal back in the hangar while it looks for high-altitude sites in the state where its aviation crews can train without disrupting hikers and campers. Its initial proposal drew strong criticism from outdoors advocates who especially opposed the Army's selection of a site in a wilderness area near Leavenworth.


  3. Settlement reached in lawsuit over ATV use on forest roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | Bellingham Herald

    Three conservation groups have settled a lawsuit they filed to stop the U.S. Forest Service from opening 350 miles of forest roads to motorized vehicles in central Washington. Under the settlement, the Forest Service agreed not to authorize public use to all-terrain vehicles without first completing an assessment of environmental effects.


  4. Snow biking inspires new winter trail grooming optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2016 | Bellingham Herald

    ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JAN. 16-17 - In this photo taken Feb. 3, 2013, Washington State Park volunteer Steve Mitchell takes a break from grooming trails to ride them at Pearrygin State Park near Winthrop, Wash.


  5. Inslee pushes for education funding framework in speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Bellingham Herald

    Gov. Jay Inslee says that it's "absolutely necessary" for lawmakers to develop a framework for paying for the state's basic education system during the current 60-day legislative session. In his annual State of the State speech Tuesday, Inslee didn't mention the state Supreme Court contempt order Washington is currently under, but said the state will be ready to take final steps ahead of a 2018 deadline.


  6. North Cascades butterfly monitoring project gets $40,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Bellingham Herald

    A long-term project that tracks the population of butterflies in the mountain meadows of the North Cascades has received $40,000 through Washington's National Park Fund. The project is a citizen science program that uses volunteers to monitor butterflies in North Cascades National Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Rainier National Park, and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.


  7. Burn ban called in 9 counties in central, eastern WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Bellingham Herald

    State regulators are banning outdoor burning in nine counties in central and eastern Washington due to concerns about air pollution. The Department of Ecology says the burn ban will begin 4 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to continue through Monday.


  8. Whata s happening in Whatcom County for Sept. 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Bellingham Herald

    Demolition work on part of Carver Gymnasium is underway on the Western Washington University campus. This is a rendition of what the remodeled building will look like.


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