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.

The Sagebrush Sea: The Burrowing, Bustling, and Soaring Creatures of the Sage

There is a place in the West unlike any place in the world. The horizon stretches west over a rolling sea of sage, and when the wind brushes across the … Read more

The Best Dam Water Engineers

Beavers may be our most important partner in protecting and restoring western streams and watersheds. By building temporary dams on small streams, beavers slow down rainwater runoff and snowmelt. This … Read more

Who’s Afraid of Climate, Equity, and Women?

After getting trained as Climate Reality Project leaders as part of Al Gore’s Climate Change movement, two National Wildlife Federation staff members in Seattle wanted to do more than just … Read more

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

It all began a year ago when a Monarch butterfly emerged from his chrysalis on September 16, 2016. Two hundred Sisters Middle School (SMS) students in Sisters, Oregon watched him … Read more

Bighorn sheep photo by Beth Stewart

Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program

Brian Kurzel and Kit Fischer recently had the opportunity to educate Colorado supporters about the National Wildlife Federation’s new program to recover bighorn sheep in the state. The event was … Read more

Grizzlies Adapt to a Changing Environment and Prosper!

Forty-two years after grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has decided that the Yellowstone grizzly … Read more

Growing WILD

Five years ago, a team of community volunteers broke ground on a new native plant garden at a wildlife education center in Helena, Montana. The former Stedman Foundry site required … Read more

One flag at a time

In the sagebrush prairies of eastern Montana, livestock fence can create a formidable obstacle for wildlife. For sage-grouse, livestock fences near breeding areas blend into the landscape and create a … Read more

Green Schools in Oregon: Growing Trees and Trout

Winter and spring in Oregon can be cold, wet and muddy, but thanks to seed grants from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), students at 10 Portland-area schools are learning the … Read more

Nurture nature in the city and discover your wild neighbors

Close your eyes and imagine cougars among the fir trees at Carkeek Park, or beavers swimming along the shore at Green Lake. Do these wild animals truly exist in Seattle? … Read more