Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Elk wade in river with blazing forest fire in background

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

Redfish lake shoreline with mountains in the background and a dusting of snow on the shore

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

White tip shark in water.

Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices are Vital to Protecting the Native Species and Ecosystems of Hawai‘i Nei

This blog is co-authored by Moana Bjur, Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation’s Hawai’i affiliate, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, as well as Mike Nakachi and Kaikea Nakachi from the … Read more

birds eye view of a wildfire in Yellowstone National Park

Wildfires and Wildlife on the Move

In the Pacific Northwest, just a whiff of the outdoor air is an assault to your senses—and your health. Wildfires continue to blaze in dozens of spots up and down … Read more

Surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, fruit orchards blanket the landscape of central Washington.

Lessons from a Leaf: The Wild World of Orchard Insects

It’s harvest time in central Washington. Daybreak in the pear orchards of the Wenatchee Valley is accompanied by the sound of ladders clanking, tractors roaring to life, and pickers singing … Read more

A sockeye salmon swims in Redfish Lake.

Who Was Lonesome Larry?

Summer is at its peak, bringing with it soaring temperatures and relentless heat. In recent years, we’ve shattered heat records across the Northwest. Not surprisingly, people are thinking about climate … Read more

beaver

Make Way for Beavers

Enthusiasm for beavers and their role as ecopartners is growing! Why? They are nature’s original engineers, deftly creating new riparian habitat and healthy streams. But sometimes beavers need a little … Read more

NWF Protecting Bighorn Sheep in the High Divide

What is Wildlife Conflict Resolution? Where conflicts between livestock and wildlife are prolonged and intractable, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) believes that public land grazing retirements can provide an equitable … Read more

A Fun Furlough at Family Fish Camp

Cabins tucked away in a serene forest next to one of Oregon’s most beautiful rivers? Check. A pond stocked with over 500 rainbow trout? Check. Families giddy with excitement about … Read more

Salmon Stewards: Seasons of Growth

“Fish are like trees! ” exclaimed Melody, a 3rd grader who is now also an enthusiastic Salmon Steward at Carus Elementary. She’s referring to the unexpected discovery she made when peering … Read more