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Not So Scary After All: Shark Facts You Might Not Know

It’s Shark Week! Discovery Channel’s annual summer ritual taps into our fascination with these marine predators. That fascination is largely based on the fear of sharks that the film Jaws …

EPA’s Latest Proposal: More Mercury in Fish and People

This administration’s attempts to roll back clean air, clean water, climate, and other environmental safeguards are numerous and sometimes overwhelming. Yet, continued public watchfulness is necessary, as evidenced by the …

Diversity is a Conservation Issue

The first year or so I was a Steelheader member, I was consumed with simply learning how to fish. I was wholly focused on catching my first Buoy 10 salmon, …

Protecting the Most Important Fish in the Sea

Update: If you are reading this post thanks to commercial fishing industry-funded organizations, we would like to inform you that the National Wildlife Federation supports the sustainable harvest of seafood, …

Not Just Another Number

Six Surprising Ways Trees Support Wildlife

Green Schools in Oregon: Growing Trees and Trout

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Fish Grow on Trees

My “ah-ha!” moment happened at a presentation I attended a few years ago. A slide on the screen showed two rows of fish: on the left, smaller fish from a …

Cold-water Fish: our Contemporary “Canary in the Coal Mine”

In just the decade since the National Wildlife Federation released the report Fish Out of Water, the region’s cold-water fish have experienced extreme conditions that reflect what is likely to …

Hard-Rock Mining Law Stuck in the Past

On Aug. 5, 2015, an estimated 3 million gallons of heavy-metal-laden mine wastewater washed down the San Juan Mountains into southwest Colorado’s Animas River. The water turned a sickly mustard yellow all …

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