Two species native to the Methow Valley — western gray squirrels and northern spotted owls — will retain threatened and endangered status, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (WDFW) has decided.
By Ann McCreary
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking updated information on western gray squirrels as the agency considers whether to change the species’ status from threatened to endangered in Washington.
The Methow Valley is among only a few …
Study looks at ‘imperiled’ trees’ role in the valley ecosystem By ANN McCREARY Walking through the Methow Valley a century ago, you would find yourself in the midst of open stands of large ponderosa pine trees that dominated the landscape. Today, only a fraction of those expansive, park-like ponderosa pine forests remain, and their […]