Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

A Mountain Wonderland

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside! There are many ways Be Out There and explore even if it is cold out! This past … Read more

New EPA Report Looks Toxic for Pebble Mine

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released a report detailing the entirety of known toxic chemical releases throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2010. The report results- startling, The Alaska results- … Read more

The End of the Plastic Bag in Seattle

The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to implement a ban on plastic bags in the City of Seattle due to the environmental harm that plastic bags can have and … Read more

Moss-covered tree, WA, 1927 Credit: Darius Kinsey

3 Cheerful Eco-Friendly Tips to Brighten the Darkest Days of the Year

Try these three easy eco-friendly tips to brighten your day! 1. Purchase live trees, flowers, and plants instead of cut varieties Beautiful bouquets of flowers are hard to resist, especially in winter … Read more

New Hope for Northwest Salmon

Western water issues are notoriously complex and the Yakima River Basin in central Washington is no exception. Here, competing demands for water have run headlong into the impacts of climate … Read more

Holiday towels - Snowmen say "Stop Global Warming"

Even Snowmen Say: Stop Global Warming!

I found these delightful holiday towels last season and wanted to share them with you. Have you found similar holiday decorations? If so, post a picture to our Facebook site! … Read more

Exploring Nature’s Bounty on the Oregon Coast

Haley Harguth is an intern at the NWF Pacific Regional Center in Seattle. She joined the team in 2010 and assists our regional environmental policy projects. A native of the … Read more

The Seattle Rain: A Love/Hate Relationship

  Growing up in Seattle I grew to have a love of the rain. Many of my childhood memories are in one way or another associated with rain. From laying … Read more

New Poll: Americans and Bears Once Again Oppose Pebble Mine

Last month, a voter’s initiative in Bristol Bay signalled that locals opposed placing what might be the largest gold and copper  mine in North America in the headwaters of the streams and rivers supporting the world’s … Read more

A New Danger for the Hawaiian Monk Seal

After Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962, people rallied against the use of DDT as an insecticide because of the threat it posed to Bald Eagles and other birds. … Read more