Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

California Leading the Fight on Global Warming

  Wednesday’s decision by California’s Supreme Court to allow the state to go ahead with a cap-and-trade program was an important step in the effort to limit and dramatically reduce …

Protecting Wildlife and a Way of Life: America’s Grasslands Conference

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFe5nJ2ipxk[/youtube] America’s prairies, iconic grasslands that conjure up images of cowboys, Native Americans, wild horses and bison, are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. As they disappear, …

Stepping Up for Salmon

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source …

This Coal-Train is no Jazz Saxophonist

Coal is a dirty business. This was made abundantly clear to me just last week as I was enjoying the view from my living room window. I was startled to …

Over 1,000 Pounds of Pumpkin and 6 Pounds (approximate figure only) of Nachos

The Alaska State Fair is tiny compared to the Iowa State Fair that I grew up attending.   Happily, it is plenty big enough to eat yourself sick on funnel cakes, nachos …

Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

Entering Mount Rainier National Park I am automatically drawn to the White River; its braided, meandering channels flowing down from Emmons Glacier, sweeping through old growth forest, and Mount Rainier …

Watching Moose in the Evening

Last night a mother moose and calf came wandering by . . . . I felt like I was connected to the whole world.

Alaska brown bear, bristol bay, pebble mine

Imperiled Wilderness: Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know about Alaska’s Bristol Bay

The 40,000-square-mile Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska stretches across pristine tundra and wetlands crisscrossed with rivers that flow into the bay. Up to 40 million sockeye salmon return to …

Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the …

Eco-Schools USA Eco-Code Excellence Challenge

Step seven of the Eco-Schools USA program asks schools to create their own Eco-Code. This code is a mission statement for the school that demonstrates, in a clear and imaginative …

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