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Stepping Up for Salmon

9/28/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source of thousands of jobs. But these benefits reach far beyond […] Read more >

Celebrating Wildlife Success Stories on Endangered Species Day

5/19/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

This Friday, May 20th is Endangered Species Day — a day to both celebrate the successes of wildlife whose populations have been restored, and to learn more about the importance of saving those species still in danger.  Given the increasing […] Read more >

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Share the Facts: Wildlife Impacts of Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

4/7/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Right now, our nation’s most important conservation laws — including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act — are under attack in the federal budget bill (also known as the Continuing Resolution) that Congress is expected […] Read more >

Polar Bear Swims Nine Days to Find Ice

2/1/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Yesterday I read a story that broke my heart.  The LA Times reported that researchers have tracked a female polar bear that swam for nine days – nonstop — across the Beaufort Sea, before reaching an ice floe: “In one of the […] Read more >

Big Oil’s Threat to Northwest Salmon

11/19/2010 // By Robyn Carmichael

For thousands of years, the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia and Snake rivers supported the most diverse and abundant salmon and steelhead populations on Earth. But in recent decades, these iconic fish have faced increasing challenges to their populations and habitat — […] Read more >

Polar Bear

Protect the Arctic Refuge for Good!

10/25/2010 // By Robyn Carmichael

December 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the Arctic Refuge, which polar bears, arctic foxes, migratory birds and other wildlife depend on for their survival.

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Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

8/3/2009 // By Robyn Carmichael

The salmon and steelhead that return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers are like no other fish in the world.  They migrate nearly 1,000 miles, connecting coastal and river communities from California to Alaska and inland to Oregon, Idaho and […] Read more >