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

3/25/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach

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 fish counts began in 1938. This is good news not […] Read more >

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

3/26/2013 // By Guest Author

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 desperate to find new pathways to new markets, the last […] Read more >

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

3/21/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

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 Ambre Energy experienced a major setback in its plans to […] Read more >

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

10/2/2012 // By Dan Siemann

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 world, returning to some of the best-protected salmon habitat on […] Read more >

Affiliate Program Aims to Empower Returning War Veterans Through Conservation and Angling

7/16/2012 // By Les Welsh

National Wildlife Federation’s Oregon affiliate, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS), is preparing to launch an exciting and innovative program that aims to help returning war veterans develop new skills and ways of responding to stress while learning to preserve […] Read more >

Latourell Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Latourell Falls

6/15/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Happy Nature Photography Day! It’s a day to explore the outdoors with a camera lens and celebrate how nature photography inspires us to protect wildlife and wild places. Grab your camera and head outside today and this weekend to snap […] Read more >

Chipmunk, Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Just Enjoying the View

5/23/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Vote For Your Favorite Check out more wildlife photos like this and vote for your favorites in the National Wildlife Photo Contest! Each week, four top vote-getters move onto the People’s Choice final round.   This Photo of the Day […] Read more >

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Story from a Salmon Fishing Addict

5/16/2012 // By Nic Callero

Portland, Oregon is most well known for its bikes and its brews, and now quite possibly the quirky show Portlandia. Occasionally lost in the limelight of nude bicyclists, triple IPA’s and feminist bookstores is our amazing Chinook Salmon fishing. How […] Read more >

Sea stars in a tide pool on the Oregon coast

Photo of the Day: Sea Stars at Sunset

4/21/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Explore the Pacific Northwest Travel with NWF to see the gorgeous landscapes and wildlife of Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and the Columbia River Gorge from August 5 – 10, 2012. Learn more and book your seat today >>   […] Read more >

Train tracks already run along the Columbia. Tracks like these would cary the coal laden trains along the river. Photo: Bryn Fluharty

Coal Export Threatens a Pacific Northwest Legacy

4/19/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The Columbia River is a Pacific Northwest legacy. Its mighty waters have inspired songs like the Washington State folk song ‘Roll on, Columbia, Roll on,’ which brings lyrical majesty to the might of a river which provides our region with […] Read more >

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