Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Building a Conservation Legacy, One Backyard at a Time

Volunteer Don Scalon may not have been born in the Pacific Northwest, but his commitment and dedication to the region’s native habitat and species is as inherent and steadfast as … Read more

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Hooked on Family Fishing: Casting Through Environmental Barriers

It is lightly drizzling as I pull into the parking lot at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon. The inaugural Hooked on Family Fishing Day hosted by the Association of … Read more

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A “Warrior of Justice” on the Long Road to Recognition

Washington state finally recognizes the legacy of Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually tribal elder who championed tribal treaty rights and environmental protection. It marks a long-awaited shift in our collective … Read more

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Our Northwest Leaders Must Keep Their Promise to Save Wild Salmon

Our fragile ecosystem is in peril and salmon are running out of time. According to the latest finding in the Nez Perce Tribe’s fish study wild Chinook salmon steelhead populations … Read more

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Doubling Down for Common Ground

Promoting clean energy, investing in 21st-century transportation solutions, supporting the long-term sustainability of farmland, and finding meaningful strategies to support salmon recovery are just a few of the items Oregon … Read more

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Adopt a Wildlife Acre, Grow the Herd

The Reintroduction of Bighorn Sheep Bighorn sheep are an iconic species that historically inhabited a broad range of the western mountainous regions of North American, stretching from southern Canada to … Read more

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Five Reasons We Should Restore the Lower Snake River (and Support the Northwest Infrastructure Proposal)

Click here to join the livestreamed conversation between wildlife champions Rep. Blumenauer (D-Oregon) and Rep. Simpson (R-Idaho) as they discuss bipartisan, common ground solutions to saving our endangered wild salmon … Read more

Fish Eggs to Fry Zooms into Virtual Classrooms

As I walk into the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office, I am nervous, but excited. It is my very first egg delivery day and I have spent a … Read more

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Fire, Water, and Our Public Lands

Just how many “wake up calls” can we stand in the year 2020? On top of social, economic, and political disruptions and unrest, we’ve experienced epic wildfires that directly impacted … Read more

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Finding Common Ground on the lower Snake River

Salmon define the rivers, communities, and culture of the Northwest, but they are increasingly at risk. In the Columbia River Basin, 13 different runs of salmon are listed as endangered … Read more