Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

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 …

Planning for Resilient Forests

Planning healthy forests The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land in the United States, including forested watersheds that provide over 60 percent of the water that …

pronghorn

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 …

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 …

Bumble bee

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

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 …

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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 …

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 …

family poses with poster

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 …

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A “Warrior of Justice” on the Long Road to Recognition

Washington state finally recognizes the legacy of Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually tribal elder who championed tribal treaty rights and environmental protection. It marks a long-awaited shift in our collective …

Chinook salmon

Our Northwest Leaders Must Keep Their Promise to Save Wild Salmon

Our fragile ecosystem is in peril and salmon are running out of time. According to the latest finding in the Nez Perce Tribe’s fish study wild Chinook salmon steelhead populations …

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