Pacific Northwest

The Elwha: A Roadmap for River Restoration Across the Northwest Region

The Elwha. The story of the majestic river that bears this name, located on the northern tip of Washington’s Olympic National Park, is one that is all too common today. …

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 …

coho salmon

Wild Salmon Should Unite Us

People in the Pacific Northwest and beyond have been fighting over dams on the Snake River since the last of the floodgates closed in 1975, when the region’s wild salmon …

Photo of sea stars along Cannon Beach in Oregon by Dan Klimke.

Sea Stars Still Dying Along the Oregon Coast

I’ve read the news reporting that millions of sea stars have died along the West Coast, but for some reason it didn’t sink in until this weekend. I took a trip back home …

Brown bear catching salmon

Wins for Wildlife

Orca Pod

The Dangers of Dirty Coal for Wildlife in the Pacific…

orca

A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out…

Coal Exports Travel Too Close to Our Wildlife and Iconic Places

Coal, once a keystone to the American identity, is having trouble staying competitive. With natural gas prices low and the demand for responsible energy options high, coal no longer has …

The Latest Dirty Coal Threat to Endangered Orcas

As another proposal for a massive coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest barrels through the review and approval process, officials are hearing a force of voices from across the …

Continuing the Fight to Save Orcas in the Pacific Northwest

Today, less than 90 orcas live in Puget Sound.  Known as Southern Resident Orcas, these cetaceans rely on salmon and other fish for their primary source of food.  The population …

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