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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

7/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges

Wildfire season is in full swing and states across the West are starting to feel the burn. From the over 20,000 acre Mills Canyon fire in Washington to a wildfire in a remote Wilderness Area in the Sequoia National Forest in California, sparks are […] Read more >

Orca whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. Photo donated by Katie Jones.

Today is a Big Day for Washington Wildlife

5/6/2014 // By Becky McIntire

It’s a BIG DAY! We can make a big difference to protect Washington’s wildlife and get more kids outdoors with nature through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG online giving event—happening today only! Today, May 6, 2014, GiveBIG sponsors will match all […] Read more >

White-tailed deer leaping

Photo of the Day: Leaps and Bounds

5/28/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. 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 >

Western Snowy Plovers

Cuts to State Parks Threaten Washington’s Plovers

2/25/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

For the last 100 years, Washington’s 116 state parks have provided invaluable natural, cultural and historical resources for visitors and crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including one of our state’s most at-risk species—the western snowy plover. Historically, western […] Read more >

NWF Book Club: A River Lost

12/7/2012 // By Becky McIntire

This Month’s Book: A River Lost “Your Power is Turning Our Darkness to Dawn…” We hope you’ve had time to check out “A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia” by Blaine Harden. If you grew up in […] Read more >

Yakima River

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 >

Kayaker sitting on a ledge, Sucia Island, WA

Photo of the Day: Early Morning on Sucia Island

8/17/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Where do you want to go today? Outdoor adventures are easy with NatureFind. Just enter a city and state or zipcode to find nearby trails, parks and other nature areas to explore!   Read more >

Savannah sparrow, Union Bay Natural Area, Washington

Photo of the Day: Just a Touch of Yellow

7/20/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.     Read more >

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A Rare Look at Baby Great Horned Owls

4/25/2012 // By Miles Grant

Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is nursing nine baby great horned owls back to health: The young babies–five from one nest and four from another–are being hand-fed until they are strong enough to eat on their own. The first […] Read more >