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.

Chinook salmon in Oregon -- DOE photo by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Talking Snake River Salmon as Spring Approaches

There could be extra water spilling through the dams on the lower Snake and lower Columbia Rivers this spring to help juvenile salmon get downstream – unless last ditch efforts … Read more

Wildlife Know No Boundaries

Imagine an open landscape of sagebrush, grassland and windswept rocky outcrops as far as the eye can see.  There, mule deer and pronghorn feed on native plants to grow fast … Read more

Three Tips to Create Your Own Homegrown Habitat

When planning a garden, some believe a choice has to be made between gardening for food or gardening for wildlife. But does it have to be one or the other? … Read more

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Wildlife Alert: Is Your Member of Congress on The List?

If you like wildlife, and if you care that we protect America’s wildlife for generations to come, then make sure your Member of Congress is on The List – specifically, … Read more

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