Oregon

NWF staff - Morgan Parks (green vest) and AmeriCorps member, Molly Orr (blue vest)

Oregon Office Opens

As a voice for wildlife, NWF hopes to shape and inspire the future generation of conservationists in Oregon and beyond, and we won’t be doing this alone. The National Wildlife Federation’s …

Steller sea lions on the Rogue Reef Unit of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Roy W. Lowe/USFWS

Finding Wildlife in Oregon Refuges

Oregon is home to vast forests, high peaks, lush valleys, and rugged coastline, creating spectacular habitat for visitors to explore and wildlife to thrive. The deepest lake in the nation, …

National Wildlife Week: Salmon Free in the Heart of Portland

Oregon’s two largest spring Chinook salmon runs, located in the Columbia and Willamette rivers, connect in the city of Portland.Chinook salmon, a keystone species, are a source of great economic, …

Photo of sea stars along Cannon Beach in Oregon by Dan Klimke.

Sea Stars Still Dying Along the Oregon Coast

I’ve read the news reporting that millions of sea stars have died along the West Coast, but for some reason it didn’t sink in until this weekend. I took a trip back home …

forest fire truck

Wildfire Season in Full Swing

Take a Stand for Public Lands

Orcas

Will Coal Exports Hurt Salmon and Orcas in the Coming…

Northwest Governors Call on White House to Get Tough on Coal Exports

Guest blog post by Michael O’Leary. More coal burning means more mercury pollution, more acidification, more climate change, and more habitat loss. With plummeting domestic coal consumption leaving coal companies …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Keep Up the Fight to Stop Coal Exports in Oregon

Good news came last week in the battle to protect Oregon’s fish and wildlife from toxic coal pollution. Thanks to support from wildlife advocates like you, multi-billion dollar coal giant …

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is pushing for a new approach to restoring salmon to Northwestern rivers and streams. Photo by U.S. FWS.

A New Path Forward for Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

The wild salmon and steelhead of the Columbia and Snake Rivers are truly one-of-a-kind. Many of these fish travel farther inland and higher in elevation than any salmon in the …

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