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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 >

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

4/19/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

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 the might of a river which provides our region with […] Read more >

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

Protect the Northwest’s Endangered Orcas from Dirty Coal

1/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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