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Patricia is a research associate and outdoor enthusiast in the National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional Center. Her current work focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems along the Pacific Coast. Other interests include environmental justice, connecting people with nature, working with veterans, biking, hiking, and trail running.
Grizzly bear with cub. Credit: Corbis

4 New Insights for Climate-Smart Conservation

5/6/2013 // By Patricia Tillmann

Resource managers and conservation practitioners work to preserve, protect, and understand the lands, waters, and wildlife of our country. What do these professionals need in order to address the challenges posed by climate change in their work? We spent a year asking […] Read more >

A female Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii.

13 Halloween Wildlife Myths – Debunked!

11/1/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

While you were out appreciating costumes and nighttime wildlife you may have wondered: Can owls turn their heads all the way around? Was that a bat I saw? Is the daddy-longlegs venom fatal to us? Find out the answers to […] Read more >

Wind energy is just one of many alternative and renewable energies available to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

Stand Up and Fight! Five Good Reasons Why Coal Export is a National Issue

10/2/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

It’s time to tackle coal export nationwide! While the first battles are being fought in the West, coal export is a national issue worth paying attention to. Here are five reasons why. 1. If not the West, coal companies will […] Read more >

Downtown Seattle skyline on clear day and a day hazy due to Central WA wildfire

Hot and Hazy: Central Washington Wildfires Muddle the Puget Sound Skyline

9/14/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

Smoke from Central Washington wildfires is dimming the horizon throughout Washington today, obscuring the crispness that is so common on a sunny summer day in Seattle. It also raises air quality concerns throughout the region and provides a clear example of […] Read more >

Large group of sea lions hauled out on rocks. Two braying at each other in foreground.

195 People to Thank: How Hard Work and Dedication Combat Climate Change in the NPLCC Region

6/22/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

For the last nine months, I have been inspired and impressed by 195 hard-working, dedicated, thoughtful, and intelligent people. These people hail from Alaska and British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and California. They work for our federal, state, provincial, and […] Read more >

Close-up of yellow and red tulip

Captivated by a Landscape: Four Special or Ordinary Places to Take Your Breath Away

6/21/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

Spectacular rainforests are closer to home than you might think. The entire North American coastline from southern Alaska to central California is home to some of the last intact coastal temperate rainforests in the world. It is a stunning landscape, […] Read more >

Moss-covered tree, WA, 1927 Credit: Darius Kinsey

3 Cheerful Eco-Friendly Tips to Brighten the Darkest Days of the Year

12/22/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Try these three easy eco-friendly tips to brighten your day! 1. Purchase live trees, flowers, and plants instead of cut varieties Beautiful bouquets of flowers are hard to resist, especially in winter when it seems so little is blooming. But, there are […] Read more >

Holiday towels - Snowmen say "Stop Global Warming"

Even Snowmen Say: Stop Global Warming!

12/19/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

I found these delightful holiday towels last season and wanted to share them with you. Have you found similar holiday decorations? If so, post a picture to our Facebook site! If not, try these! Seeing items like this in everyday […] Read more >

6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

11/9/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive my favorite Veterans Day activities: thanking the veterans in my life […] Read more >

8 ft. corn row and cloudy blue sky

Top 5 Halloween Happenings at NWF Seattle

10/31/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

The crisp, fall air and brilliant reds and oranges of fall in Seattle make it absolutely impossible not to get outside and enjoy the season. In honor of Seattle’s late-October natural wonders, we decided to share our Top 5 Halloween […] Read more >

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