November, 2021

beaver dam

Slowing Down Streams for Salmon

It’s late fall, and coho salmon are seesawing their strong bodies upstream — their flashy silver sides stained a dark maroon as the fish prepare to spawn. With climate change …

Delivering Schools of Salmon

“So you’re the Egg Lady”, was the greeting I received as I entered Corbett Elementary School on a bright but cold November afternoon. I had called ahead to inform the …

Spawning salmon and incredible fall colors at Icicle Creek in central Washington.

Climate, Wildlife, and Justice in the Build Back Better Act

Last week, the House of Representatives moved forward on a sweeping legislative package that would enact a broad range of items including transformational investments in climate action and a clean, …

Reconsidering Thanksgiving

As many Americans gather this week with family and friends to mark Thanksgiving, we want to take the time to recognize the different meanings this day holds for Indigenous Peoples.  …

pronghorns in cheatgrass

Cheatgrass Threatens Wildlife, Western Lands, and Rural Communities

Invading Americas grasslands Although it has never been cast as the villain in any of the great Westerns produced in Hollywood, Bromus tectorum — commonly known as cheatgrass — is …

How to Create Outdoor Spaces for All

Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors. The more people who connect with nature, the more we all benefit. Spending time outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced stress and …

manatee and calf

New Flood Resilience Report Highlights Risk at the Community Level

Changing environmental conditions — including increased impacts from climate change-driven sea level rise, land subsidence, and more — all factor into a community’s risk of flooding. More and more areas …

key deer

A Carbon Pollution Fee Would Strengthen Historic Climate Legislation

After being on the back burner for the last several years or more, climate policy is suddenly making headlines and headway on multiple fronts. As part of his participation in …

sea turtle released into wild

COP26: A Pivotal Moment for the U.S. and Climate

Among all the heightened bustle and activity of climate action since President Biden took office this year is the United Nations 26th annual Climate Change Conference, or COP26. Postponed until …

The Clean Water Act – Protecting Our Nation’s Waters for 49 Years

Before the Clean Water Act, our nation’s waters were in trouble. We were losing nearly half a million acres of wetlands annually. Lake Erie was considered functionally dead, thanks to …

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