Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Thank you Representative Norm Dicks

Thank you Rep Norm Dicks for a long history of standing up for wildlife and the environment! Representative Norm Dicks has announced that he is retiring. Rep. Dicks represents the … Read more

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

An eye-opening new report from our friends at Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada catalogues the wide range of damage to ecosystems, wildlife and human health caused by hardrock mining and identifies … Read more

A ‘Blizzard’ of Snowy Owls

Bird lovers from around the US have been given an opportunity to see a rare guest, the snowy owl. Usually held to the colder northern latitudes, these owls have been driven … Read more

BP Refuses to Halt Production as Refinery Explodes

BP again puts workers at risk as fire explodes at     Washington’s largest oil refinery. As we near the two year anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the worst environmental disaster … Read more

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

This past Saturday David Mizejewski came and chatted with staff and community members at the Willow Creek Hatchery and Habitat Demo Garden in Edmonds, WA. Here you can see him … Read more

A Natural ‘Crush’ – 14 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

A friend once told me that I have a ‘crush’ on the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. While it might sound strange it is true, I LOVE our mountains. But there … Read more

Valentine for Bristol Bay- Jewelers oppose Pebble Mine

Here is a tough question: How do you get a sportsman, a mans man to write a valentines day themed blog post? How do you motivate someone who is much … Read more

Jump into Spring with the National Wildlife Federation and the NW Flower and Garden Show!

Spring is just around the bend, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 8-12th at the Convention Center in Seattle. The title … Read more

Washington’s Dwindling Glaciers and Water Supply

David Lester reports in the Yakima Herald-Republic: “In the first comprehensive study of its kind, a Portland State University study has found Mount Adams’ 12 glaciers have shrunk by nearly … Read more

Seattle Snowmageddon, Climate Change and Wacky Weather

Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse are terms that have come to describe most extreme snow events, such as the early February storm which covered Washington, DC in 2010. The current January snow/ice … Read more