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Top 5 Halloween Happenings at NWF Seattle

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 …

Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Backpacking in the Cascades – Spider Meadows

I love mountains and here in Seattle our backyard is abounding with peaks waiting to be explored. Backpacking is one of the best ways to escape into the mountains for …

Arctic Geese Now Skipping Migration

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that 30% of Pacific Brant are now wintering over in Alaska. Julia Whitty at Mother Jones reports: Usually Brant stream …

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 …

Prison Inmates Raise Endangered Frogs With Greater Success Than Experts!

  |   July 8, 2009

Two prison inmates in Washington State have discovered they have an extraordinary knack for endangered species TLC. Jennifer Sullivan from the Seattle Times reports: Since spring, Greer and fellow inmate …

NWF Alaska Office (and Dog) Survives Quake

A moderate earthquake shook Alaska on Monday. Fortunately, the 5.4 magnitude quake was centered away from densely-populated areas. The Associated Press described the scene at NWF’s Alaska Regional Center: Still, …

Urgent Request from Congress: Tell Us About Wildlife

I just got an email from Robyn, in the Western Regional Center, with an urgent call to action she’d seen in the Mercury News. Oddly enough the author was not …

Greenpeeps

Just got this from the National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Region. I love the little green hard hats!: The Seattle office of the Pacific Region has gone beyond the call of …

Wildlife Watch for Bald Eagles this Winter

Winter can seem like a difficult time to watch for wildlife. Trees have dropped their leaves, a good number of birds have migrated south and many mammals have gone into …

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