Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are …

Adventures Above the Clouds

The fall weather is setting in here in Seattle, with its changing leaves and cool, rainy days. As this happens I find it necessary to escape the clouds when possible …

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed …

Alaska Wind Power Project Approved!

The state of Alaska has given the green light to a new 17.6 megawatt wind farm on Fire Island, located a few miles offshore of Anchorage. The long-debated project benefitted …

99% of Bear Encounters Take Place Without You Ever Knowing the Bear Was There

NWF’s Pacific Regional Director Jim Adams (and his dog Milo) explore bear country in Alaska.

Backpacking in the Cascades – Spider Meadows

I love mountains and here in Seattle our backyard is abounding with peaks waiting to be explored. Backpacking is one of the best ways to escape into the mountains for …

Grizzly Bear

Alaska State Government Quietly Wars on Grizzlies

For the past 30 years, the state of Alaska has worked to reduce bear and wolf populations in the hope it will lead to more moose and caribou to hunt. …

Why You Should Register for Hike & Seek [VIDEO]

Attention Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New Jersey residents! This month, it’s time to connect with the nature in your neighborhood. Why should you register your family for Hike & Seek? I think …

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, …

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