Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

A black and white dog sits up on its hind legs with its tongue slightly sticking out. In front of the dog are several plastic bags full of samples.

Unleashed: Exploring the Work of Conservation Dogs

Imagine a wildlife research project that takes you face to face with a jaguar in Guatemala, thanks to the good work of your conservation dog. Man’s best friend has a long … Read more

A group of four bighorn sheep walk past an "animal crossing" sign.

Getting to the Other Side: Helping Wildlife Cross the Road

Numbers don’t lie. More often than not, they tell us an important story. Consider the following figures for wildlife-vehicle collisions: At the national scale, these collisions kill as many as … Read more

A hand is seen holding a brown crayfish.

The Catch: Fishing Fun with Friends

On a rare warm day in late April, 27 volunteers, 60 participants, and one crayfish named Dennis congregated at scenic Camp Angelos in Corbett, OR. The occasion was the Association … Read more

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Spellbound and Inspired: The Power of an International Wildlife Film Festival

Talented filmmakers. A vast array of wildlife film stars.  Ranger Rick on the WildWalk Parade. And three sponsored films—including a feature-length. In short, it was another WILD-ly successful International Wildlife … Read more

State of the Birds Report Underscores Important Successes of Conservation Legislation

The birds are not alright. North America has lost 3 billion breeding birds since 1970 — a loss of nearly 1 in 4, according to the 2022 State of the … Read more

Indigenous Leaders Call on Canadian and U.S. Governments to Reform Mining in British Columbia

Indigenous leaders from the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada flew to Washington, D.C. in early December to meet with Biden Administration officials, members of Congress, and representatives from the Canadian … Read more

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Two Decades, 1.6 Million Acres: West Fork Grazing Permit Agreement Showcases Opportunity to Support At-Risk Wildlife

This month, in tandem with the 20th anniversary of its highly successful and innovative program resolving conflicts between livestock and at-risk wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation announced the addition of … Read more

Great Western Trail (South of Big Mountain Pass)

Urban Water Providers Protect Water for Wildlife

For over a century, the Wasatch Mountainous expanse of Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Parleys, and City Creek Canyons has served as Salt Lake City’s municipal watersheds, one of the oldest … Read more

river overlook

Conservation Work Benefits from Many Hands

We’ve been at it again! A summer spent in the field carrying out focused restoration work to retain water on the landscape for longer. Together with volunteers, we’ve covered a … Read more

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In Unforgettable Bits and Pieces: How Three National Parks Stole My Heart

This summer took me to three of the nation’s natural treasures: Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, and Isle Royale National Parks. Three completely different parts of the country, and each … Read more