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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 >

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Engaging with local communities has big salmon and water conservation payoffs

10/26/2012 // By John Kostyack

NWF’s Yakima River salmon and ecosystem project shows how engagement with local communities pays off. 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 >

Sportsmen Target Coal Exports

7/31/2012 // By Nic Callero

A new report released jointly by the National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders says six port construction projects in Oregon and Washington that would expand U.S. coal exports to growing markets in Asia would bring serious consequences for […] Read more >

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

Wildlife Take the Gold for True Olympic Feats

7/30/2012 // By Mary Burnette

Olympic fever has taken hold of the world—we’re all cheering for our favorite athletes. While human Olympians have amazing physical abilities, for wild animals strength, speed, agility and endurance mean more than just medals, they are a matter of survival. […] Read more >

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“Alaska Gold” Examines the Battle to Save Bristol Bay

7/26/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

On Tuesday, the PBS program “FRONTLINE” aired a special called Alaska Gold, about the fight to save one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on earth from the massive Pebble gold and copper mine–planned for the headwaters of Bristol Bay‘s […] 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 >

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You Ask, We Answer: Why Pebble Mine is Bad News

7/13/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

We’ve been getting some really good questions about the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine, which poses unacceptable risks to the wildlife of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Here we do our best to answer them. Q: What sort of mining process […] Read more >

Coal trains (like this one in Waterloo, Indiana in 2010) derail more often than you would think, and the consequences can be grim. (photo: Ray Steup)

Loaded Coal Train Derails Near Columbia River Gorge

7/3/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

30 rail cars filled with coal overturned in an accident in Washington, spilling their dirty fuel — but the industry would like you to believe that everything is peachy. Read more >

The coal industry's latest plans put iconic species like steelhead in harm's way (photo: Nils Rinaldi)

Coal Exports Through the Pacific Northwest—Get Ready for a Fight

6/11/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A fight has begun over the future of the Pacific Northwest’s air, water and wildlife protections. On one side: the coal industry, which stands to make millions in profits. On the other: fish, wildlife, and communities from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast and beyond. Read more >