Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean … Read more

The Upside-Down, Post-Deepwater Horizon World

Historically, environmental disasters have tended to prompt introspection, learning and some level of commitment to do a better job in the future. When an oil blowout blackened the waters near … Read more

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities Abound. And Where Did Earth Day Come from Anyway?

Wondering how to get involved for Earth Day and Earth Week? Or, wondering how Earth Day got its start? After volunteering with Duwamish Alive! this weekend to eradicate blackberries and … Read more

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that … Read more

Finding Unity in Environmental Lobby Day

Over five hundred citizens gathered at the Washington State Capitol on February 15th for the 20th annual Environmental Lobby Day. They came together with the common purpose of expressing to … Read more

NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine

Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing … Read more

Believing in climate change makes you an expert, and here’s why

Are you a climate change expert? If you agree that climate change is occurring, the answer to this question is 100% yes – especially if you are a scientist or … Read more

Jewelers Value Wildlife Over Gold

Two foreign corporations propose building the largest gold and copper mine in North America (ironically named the Pebble Mine) in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Recognizing that a mine … Read more

Stormwater Pollution: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

As a new volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium, I am just as amazed and curious as the everyday visitor and always full of questions. Walking into my shift this week … Read more

Alaska Natives Speak Out Against Pebble Mine

While visiting Anchorage I had the pleasure to join in solidarity with Alaska natives to voice my opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine – a proposal is to build one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines entrenched at the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s unparalleled wild salmon fishery. Read more