Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Can Wild Bison Return to the Prairie Grasslands?

Most people probably know something about the awful history of the American bison. Almost every school child learns that 19th-century market hunters wiped out the vast herds that once roamed …

Our Chance to Make Things Better for Yellowstone Bison

Most people visit Yellowstone National Park during the summer and fall months when the valleys are green with grass and dotted with bison.  It’s easy to forget that Yellowstone is …

Orcas

Will Coal Exports Hurt Salmon and Orcas in the Coming Years?

Chinook salmon are expected to return in record numbers this month up the Columbia River, a good sign of the effective conservation measures that government, businesses and organizations have taken since …

You Are Making a Difference for Wild Salmon and Wild Places

Salmon are amazing creatures. They are born in fresh water, migrate many miles to the ocean where they spend most of their life, and then return to the stream they …

EPA Acts to Protect Salmon from Pebble Mine

In tremendous news for salmon, wildlife, and people who prize solitude, spectacular scenery, and outdoor recreation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it will initiate a formal process under …

Give Yellowstone Bison a Year-Round Buffer Zone

Almost like clockwork, the Yellowstone bison wars begin anew. This time, however, it’s a much different and important battle.  As deep snows continue to accumulate on the high Yellowstone Plateau …

This Valentine’s Day Help Us Save Otter Creek Valley For Montana’s Wildlife

The Otter Creek Valley in southeastern Montana is threatened by the largest proposed coal mine in the country. Arch Coal wants to mine 1.3 billion tons of coal from this …

Coal Train

The Great Coal Giveaway: BLM Coal Leasing Program Fundamentally Broken

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, released a long awaited report that confirmed what we already knew: the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) coal leasing program …

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good …

Coastal Brown Bear and Cubs

Progress for Protecting Alaska’s Wildlife from Mining

There is good news for coastal brown bears and other wildlife in Alaska threatened by a proposed large-scale mining project! A new environmental watershed assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency …

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