A beaver swimming in shallow water with a small branch

Passing the Torch: Shelby Weigand Steps In to Lead Riparian Connectivity

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of our NWF regional team, Shelby Weigand, who joined the National Wildlife Federation in late March as our Senior Coordinator, Riparian Connectivity. …

Little Larry Swims: Whoop Whoop! Living the Anadromous Life

Bada Boom! The big blue ocean! I made it to the Pacific and this is my home for the next 2 to 3 years. The last stretch of my epic …

graphic: Did you know that dams turn a river into a big hot tub?

Little Larry Swims: Some Like it Hot! Salmon Like it Cold.

Few people like the idea of a cold shower. Not me.  Cold water is the best!! Why? Because I’m a coldwater fish. In the spring, I’m swimming through snowmelt, and …

Graphic: Little Larry the salmon in river

Little Larry Swims: Salmon in the Trees?

Let’s talk about the food chain! We’re all a part of it. When you are a salmon, you are a big part of it. 130 different plant and animal species …

Graphic: Little Larry swimming to Pacific Ocean

Little Larry Swims: High Tailin’ Salmon

Ever hear the saying: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd?”   In my case, and for all the salmon runs in these parts, the opposite is true. The …

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Little Larry Swims: Every Salmon Has Superpowers

Hello! My Latin name is Oncorhynchus nerka, but you can call me Little Larry… It’s early spring, and I’m swimming through the melted snow water of Redfish Lake in the …

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Little Larry Swims: A Small Salmon on a Big Journey

The story begins with a fishy romance gone wrong… Hello from Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness in central Idaho—home to untamed nature and funny fish stories! Ever heard of …

Coho Spawning on the Salmon River. Credit: Bureau of Land Management

2022 Is the Year We Recover Salmon

It’s been more than two decades since we launched the fight to save the mighty salmon runs of the Columbia River Basin. We are far from gaining ground and reaching …

4 Wildlife Species That Need Your Help This Wildfire Season

An epic drought is unfolding across the West. In Washington and Oregon, March and April were among the driest since the 1890s, leaving many streams at 25% of their typical …

Chinook salmon

Our Northwest Leaders Must Keep Their Promise to Save Wild Salmon

Our fragile ecosystem is in peril and salmon are running out of time. According to the latest finding in the Nez Perce Tribe’s fish study wild Chinook salmon steelhead populations …

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