Oregon

Latourell Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Latourell Falls

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 …

Chipmunk, Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Just Enjoying the View

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 …

2012 springer

Story from a Salmon Fishing Addict

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 …

Sea stars in a tide pool on the Oregon coast

Photo of the Day: Sea Stars at Sunset

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, …

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

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 …

An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Protect the Northwest’s Endangered Orcas from Dirty Coal

Coal exports threaten the health of people and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Speak up now to protect Orcas and other endangered species.

Building Bridges: Can Eco-Schools Help Build a Stronger Sustainability Bridge Between Portland and Hong Kong?

This week  I had the pleasure of attending a meeting hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer, Malcolm Jackson, for Portland, Oregon, Mayor …

Exploring Nature’s Bounty on the Oregon Coast

Haley Harguth is an intern at the NWF Pacific Regional Center in Seattle. She joined the team in 2010 and assists our regional environmental policy projects. A native of the …

Irony: Record Daily Steelhead Counts At Bonneville Dam Due To Heat Wave

The old daily record at the giant Dam on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon was around, 14,000 steelhead trout.  So what is the new peak of 34,000 fish in …

Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

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 …

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