Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

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Five Clear Signs Momentum Is Growing for Snake River Salmon

A breakthrough is near. We are closer than we’ve ever been to resolving the decades-long conflict between dams and salmon in the Pacific Northwest. Now it’s up to all of … Read more

Aerial view of Teck mining activity in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

Q & A: An Interview with Erin Sexton

The National Wildlife Federation recently sponsored EcoFlights over the transboundary watersheds of British Columbia, Montana and Washington to give reporters and stakeholders a bird’s-eye view of the threats that British … Read more

At sunrise, elk pass behind a greater sage-grouse lek

Reforming Oil and Gas Leasing Will Benefit Wildlife, Our Public Lands, and Waters

The news that the U.S. Senate will soon vote on a reconciliation bill that contains important fiscal reforms for the oil and leasing system is terrific news for our public … Read more

A beaver swimming in shallow water with a small branch

Passing the Torch: Shelby Weigand Steps In to Lead Riparian Connectivity

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of our NWF regional team, Shelby Weigand, who joined the National Wildlife Federation in late March as our Senior Coordinator, Riparian Connectivity. … Read more

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Missoula’s Monarch Pledge

The migration of monarch butterflies is one of the natural world’s most epic journeys. That’s why the National Wildlife Federation cheered Mayor John Engen, who was the first Mayor in … Read more

Next Generation’s Pronghorn Conservation 

A hot July weekend in 2021 set me on one of my greatest undertakings as a conservationist and teacher. That summer, I volunteered through NWF’s Artemis to work on a … Read more

Foraging in a Changing Climate

As spring passes and summer approaches, my mind always turns to harvesting on the land with my plant people community. Right now, it’s almost time to harvest my favorite treat … Read more

Columbia River

Last Summer’s Heat Dome Effects Were Frightening–and They Aren’t Over

During the summer of 2021 millions of people in the Northwest were trapped in their homes, desperately seeking cool temperatures in the absence of air conditioning. As many of us … Read more

Little Larry Swims: Whoop Whoop! Living the Anadromous Life

Bada Boom! The big blue ocean! I made it to the Pacific and this is my home for the next 2 to 3 years. The last stretch of my epic … Read more

graphic: Did you know that dams turn a river into a big hot tub?

Little Larry Swims: Some Like it Hot! Salmon Like it Cold.

Few people like the idea of a cold shower. Not me.  Cold water is the best!! Why? Because I’m a coldwater fish. In the spring, I’m swimming through snowmelt, and … Read more