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 …

Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to the world's largest sockeye salmon run. Michael Melford photo for the Renewable Resources Foundation

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 …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Bruce Sink.

California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are …

A pair of baby moose calves. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant . Gary Lackie.

What We’re Grateful for this Thanksgiving: You!

Across the country, National Wildlife Federation is working with our members, partners and affiliates to protect wildlife and their habitat. And everywhere we look, we see the impact you’ve had …


A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out Against Dirty Coal

Critically endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest rely on a diet almost exclusively of salmon that swim into the Puget Sound from fresh waters like the Columbia River. Sadly, the …

Grizzly bears depend on salmon.

Wildlife Win: Partner Drops Out of Dangerous Alaska Pebble Mine Project

In a huge victory for wildlife, Anglo American, one of the two companies seeking to build Alaska’s controversial Pebble mine, is dropping the project in the face of growing public …

As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the …

Via Flickr.

Black Death: How Coal Exports Threaten Orcas

You can help orcas today by speaking up! Urge the Army Corps of Engineers to thoroughly review the risks from proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest. For more information on …


Music and Arts Festival Celebrates Wild Salmon and Bristol Bay

Come to Alaska this summer and join National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska affiliate, the Renewable Resources Foundation, for Salmonstock—a three-day music and arts festival celebrating Bristol Bay, wild salmon and the …

Photo: USFWS

Pebble Mine Even More Disastrous Than First Thought

After months of cold and ice, Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is beginning to spring to life. With summer will come millions of bright red sockeye salmon returning from the …

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