Northern Rockies & Pacific

Restoring wild bison to their native grasslands, keeping salmon runs strong, fighting dirty fuels that threaten important habitat—all this and more are a part of NWF’s Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center daily work for wildlife and communities.

Surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, fruit orchards blanket the landscape of central Washington.

Lessons from a Leaf: The Wild World of Orchard Insects

It’s harvest time in central Washington. Daybreak in the pear orchards of the Wenatchee Valley is accompanied by the sound of ladders clanking, tractors roaring to life, and pickers singing …

A sockeye salmon swims in Redfish Lake.

Who Was Lonesome Larry?

Summer is at its peak, bringing with it soaring temperatures and relentless heat. In recent years, we’ve shattered heat records across the Northwest. Not surprisingly, people are thinking about climate …

How Art Can Inspire Climate Action

Alaska’s climate activists have raised the alarm on the need for the 49th states’ Congressional delegation to take climate action for people, wildlife, and public lands. Read one activist’s story …

NW Forging a Collaborative Course of Action for Snake River Salmon

Hot water is killing cold-water fish. This isn’t news. Scientists have agreed for some time that warming river temperatures are a critical threat to Columbia and Snake River salmon. What …

Healthy Headwaters for People and Wildlife

Bison: At the Heart of the Montana Water Rights Protection…

My Son, the Sock Guy for the Sockeye

Plant with a Purpose: Help Protect Salmon Habitat with Your Garden

Salmon are marathon swimmers, transitioning from freshwater streams to the ocean, and back again. To reach their destinations they often face—and miraculously overcome!—staggering obstacles. They climb fish ladders to push …

Beavers, Trout, and a Changing Climate

Driving through the lush forests of America’s Pacific Northwest, you might spot this bumper sticker: “Beaver taught salmon how to jump.” Beavers may seem magical, especially when their engineering feats …

The Naturals: Snake River Sockeye Salmon

This spring, in the mountains of central Idaho, several thousand young Snake River sockeye salmon will enter Redfish Lake Creek’s tumble, and be swept seaward. A few months later, in …

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