Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Graphic: Little Larry the salmon in river

Little Larry Swims: Salmon in the Trees?

Let’s talk about the food chain! We’re all a part of it. When you are a salmon, you are a big part of it. 130 different plant and animal species … Read more

Graphic: Little Larry swimming to Pacific Ocean

Little Larry Swims: High Tailin’ Salmon

Ever hear the saying: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd?”   In my case, and for all the salmon runs in these parts, the opposite is true. The … Read more

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Little Larry Swims: Every Salmon Has Superpowers

Hello! My Latin name is Oncorhynchus nerka, but you can call me Little Larry… It’s early spring, and I’m swimming through the melted snow water of Redfish Lake in the … Read more

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Little Larry Swims: A Small Salmon on a Big Journey

The story begins with a fishy romance gone wrong… Hello from Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness in central Idaho—home to untamed nature and funny fish stories! Ever heard of … Read more

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Garnering Successes, Gardening for Wildlife: A Camano Island Volunteer with a Passion for Conservation

When Val Schroeder wakes up at her beachside home on Camano Island, in Western Washington, she has plenty to look forward to. She can walk the shoreline and view Whidbey … Read more

Kokanee Salmon.

FLATHEAD LAKE: THE STORY OF A FISH, A SHRIMP, AND A BAD CASE OF HUBRIS

It’s the mid-1900s in northwestern Montana. McDonald Creek runs bright red with kokanee salmon swimming upstream to spawning grounds. They carry the future of their population on their red backs … Read more

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How Regenerative Ranching Can Help Save Salmon

Across the Pacific Northwest, the call to save salmon has grown.  According to Washington’s State of Salmon in Watersheds 2020 report, some populations of these iconic fish are close to … Read more

Education Newsletter Winter 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team Across the country, the National Wildlife Federation’s education program leaders, educators, and students are finding creative ways to engage their communities and … Read more

Coho Spawning on the Salmon River. Credit: Bureau of Land Management

2022 Is the Year We Recover Salmon

It’s been more than two decades since we launched the fight to save the mighty salmon runs of the Columbia River Basin. We are far from gaining ground and reaching … Read more

Slowing Down Streams for Salmon

It’s late fall, and coho salmon are seesawing their strong bodies upstream — their flashy silver sides stained a dark maroon as the fish prepare to spawn. With climate change … Read more