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.

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 … Read more

Slowing Down Streams for Salmon

It’s late fall, and coho salmon are seesawing their strong bodies upstream — their flashy silver sides stained a dark maroon as the fish prepare to spawn. With climate change … Read more

Delivering Schools of Salmon

“So you’re the Egg Lady”, was the greeting I received as I entered Corbett Elementary School on a bright but cold November afternoon. I had called ahead to inform the … Read more

Fire, Water, and Public Watersheds

Almost a year has passed since Oregon woke up to red, Martian skies. The smoke has cleared but anxiety is still thick in the air. On Sept. 8, 2020, extreme … Read more

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Fencing for Wildlife

 A force — 67 volunteers strong, hailing from 10 organizations — came together to facilitate pronghorn migration in southwest Montana. “Working side by side, in the searing heat, we tackled a … Read more

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 … Read more

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To Bee or Not to Bee: A Discussion on Honey Bees

We have grown up with honey bees following us around in gardens, apple orchards, and forests, easily identifiable by their honey yellow stripes and slim, hairy bodies, but what about … Read more

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Beavers and Salmon: An Unexpected Alliance

According to a recent analysis done by the Nez Perce Tribe, Chinook salmon and steelhead populations are nearing extinction and need all the help they can get.  Why are these … Read more

Building a Conservation Legacy, One Backyard at a Time

Volunteer Don Scalon may not have been born in the Pacific Northwest, but his commitment and dedication to the region’s native habitat and species is as inherent and steadfast as … Read more

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Hooked on Family Fishing: Casting Through Environmental Barriers

It is lightly drizzling as I pull into the parking lot at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon. The inaugural Hooked on Family Fishing Day hosted by the Association of … Read more