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Support Critical Lynx Habitat in the Kettle Range!

UPDATE, JULY 2014: The USFWS service recently reopened its comment period for lynx critical habitat designation. Click here to submit a comment supporting additional habitat designation and calling for it to include Washington's Kettle Range!

Canada lynx are rare and elusive wildcats that depend on large pristine tracts of boreal forest habitat with ample snowshoe hare and persistent deep snow. In Washington, lynx populations were hammered by trapping through the 1980s and habitat degradation. They’re starting to recover - but lynx need your help.

Protecting lynx in the Kettle Range is essential to conservation of this iconic species, one of only three wildcats native to Washington.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering protecting habitat to support Canada lynx recovery, with a public comment deadline of July 21st, 2014. While well-known lynx habitat in the North Cascades is already slated for protection, Washington’s second largest tract of quality habitat in the Kettle Range may get left behind – again.

While the US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing protecting well-known lynx habitat in the North Cascades, Washington’s second largest tract of quality habitat in the Kettle Range may get left behind, again!

Our last lynx action alert received over 500 letters calling for expanded critical habitat for lynx. Please submit a comment if you haven't done so already. Thanks!

The Kettle Range forms the habitat bridge between lynx in the North Cascades and Rockies. This habitat and prey-rich area is recognized by federal biologists and Washington's own recovery strategy as essential to lynx recovery. Learn more.

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Join state and federal lynx experts who have uniformly called for critical habitat protection in the Kettle Range. Send your comments by Dec. 26, 2013.

Submit comments electronically, above, or mail them to Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R6-ES-2013-0101, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM, Arlington, VA 22203.