Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Changing the Tide for America’s Public Lands and Wildlife

America’s public lands are places where people from all walks of life come together to escape into the natural world. But that experience is becoming harder to capture as our … Read more

Buffalo Unites Us

The American bison or buffalo is essential to the traditions, culture, beliefs and religious practices of Native American tribes across the western United States and Canada. Many Americans are familiar … Read more

Chinook salmon in Oregon -- DOE photo by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Talking Snake River Salmon as Spring Approaches

There could be extra water spilling through the dams on the lower Snake and lower Columbia Rivers this spring to help juvenile salmon get downstream – unless last ditch efforts … Read more

Wildlife Know No Boundaries

Imagine an open landscape of sagebrush, grassland and windswept rocky outcrops as far as the eye can see.  There, mule deer and pronghorn feed on native plants to grow fast … Read more

Who’s Afraid of Climate, Equity, and Women?

After getting trained as Climate Reality Project leaders as part of Al Gore’s Climate Change movement, two National Wildlife Federation staff members in Seattle wanted to do more than just … Read more

Bighorn sheep photo by Beth Stewart

Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program

Brian Kurzel and Kit Fischer recently had the opportunity to educate Colorado supporters about the National Wildlife Federation’s new program to recover bighorn sheep in the state. The event was … Read more

Growing WILD

Five years ago, a team of community volunteers broke ground on a new native plant garden at a wildlife education center in Helena, Montana. The former Stedman Foundry site required … Read more

One flag at a time

In the sagebrush prairies of eastern Montana, livestock fence can create a formidable obstacle for wildlife. For sage-grouse, livestock fences near breeding areas blend into the landscape and create a … Read more

Getting to know our wild neighbors

Beavers munch on invasive Japanese knotweed beside a restaurant patio on Lake Union. A river otter takes an evening trot down a sidewalk on West Seattle’s Beach Drive. Bald eagles … Read more

grizzly bear and cub

Helping Grizzlies Return to Their Historical Home

There are fewer than 10 grizzly bears living in the North Cascades of Washington State – a wild, mostly intact mountain ecosystem where the bears once thrived.  Now, thanks to … Read more