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.

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Unleashed: Exploring the Work of Conservation Dogs

Imagine a wildlife research project that takes you face to face with a jaguar in Guatemala, thanks to the good work of your conservation dog. Man’s best friend has a long … Read more

Tour of the Northern Rockies, Prairies, and Pacific Region through Local Authors

The Northern Rockies, Prairies, and Pacific region spans a variety of landscapes, which we invite you to explore through the narratives of the area’s local writers. We have compiled a short … Read more

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A Race Against Extinction for Northwest Salmon

As we launch into 2024, we mark International Day of Action for Rivers and the start of a new era for Snake River restoration and salmon recovery in the Northwest. … Read more

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Protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands

The Owyhee country is a vast, remote land of austere deserts and deep volcanic canyons located in Southeast Oregon. Spanning several million acres, over two million of which have no … Read more

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Low-Tech, High Reward

The National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and Blackfoot Challenge teamed up with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to host a stream restoration workshop in the fall of 2023 … Read more

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Birds Not Mosquitoes: A solution at the heart of Hawai’i’s extinction crisis

Going to Hawai’i to escape the winter back home? Whether you are an expert birder or just bird curious, or just open to exploring the birds of the islands, the … Read more

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Growing Our Regional Team by Two

It’s been a very dynamic year for our region and our team is growing! We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to two fantastic individuals—Emily Martin and Kody Osborne—who … Read more

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Insufferable Invasive Species

Many visit the Pacific Northwest during the summer months for the desirable lakes and hikes, but this travel can bring unwanted critters and creatures into Washington’s environment, according to experts … Read more

Bear Necessities: How to Stay Safe in Bear Country

September is Bear Aware Month! Do you have the bear facts? You’d be surprised how often people who venture out into bear-filled wilderness don’t. Growing up in a suburban neighborhood … Read more

Young Conservationists in Big Sky

The National Wildlife Federation’s Montana Garden for Wildlife Coordinator and AmeriCorps member Dan French has many responsibilities and opportunities to impact the Missoula community and surrounding valleys. The  Garden for … Read more