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NWF Book Club: The Big Burn

4/6/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The Big Burn The Big Burn takes us from the beginning of the conservation movement with Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot through the haphazard forest management at the beginning of the 20th Century and on to the Big Burn and […] Read more >

The Author at age 3 at Mt Rainier National Park Photo: Bryn Fluharty

Getting Kids Outside to Inspire a Love of Nature

4/4/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Today we face numerous challenges in conservation. Wild lands are falling to development, pollution runs into once clean waters and climate change threatens our natural systems as we know them. The need to unite behind these issues has never been […] Read more >

Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife

3/22/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Rising Water At first the rains come as a light drizzle, tapping out a soothing melody on rooftops and windowpanes. Soon the tempo quickens to a loud drum beat of impending danger. As the rain falls harder and harder the […] Read more >

Turn Around Don't Drown poster - National Weather Service

Development in Floodplains – bad for people and wildlife

3/12/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

It is a story told throughout the world; the once docile and tame river rising from its banks to spill out over the surrounding area in a torrent of muddy water. As the water picks up speed it begins to […] Read more >

Everyone loves a good book! Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Welcome to the National Wildlife Federation Book Club!

3/2/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

When we’re not at work or playing outside, many of us here at the National Wildlife Federation love to read, especially when it’s a good book about the environment and nature. With that in mind, we wanted to create a […] Read more >

Rep Norm Dicks - Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite /AP (retrieved from the Seattle Times)

Thank you Representative Norm Dicks

3/2/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Thank you Rep Norm Dicks for a long history of standing up for wildlife and the environment! Representative Norm Dicks has announced that he is retiring. Rep. Dicks represents the 6th district in Washington State and is the current ranking […] Read more >

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A ‘Blizzard’ of Snowy Owls

2/23/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Bird lovers from around the US have been given an opportunity to see a rare guest, the snowy owl. Usually held to the colder northern latitudes, these owls have been driven south by what experts assume is a shortage of lemmings […] Read more >

Mt Rainier at sunrise Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

A Natural ‘Crush’ – 14 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

2/14/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

A friend once told me that I have a ‘crush’ on the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. While it might sound strange it is true, I LOVE our mountains. But there is more here to love than just mountains. Here are […] Read more >

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Jump into Spring with the National Wildlife Federation and the NW Flower and Garden Show!

2/3/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Spring is just around the bend, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 8-12th at the Convention Center in Seattle. The title of this year’s show is “A Floral Symphony,” and it […] Read more >

Seattle Snowmageddon, Climate Change and Wacky Weather

1/20/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse are terms that have come to describe most extreme snow events, such as the early February storm which covered Washington, DC in 2010. The current January snow/ice storm in Seattle no exception to the naming rule. The […] Read more >