Pacific Northwest

Chinook salmon

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 …

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

Thank you for all the actions you’ve taken to help protect wildlife! Here are some victories from 2013 that wildlife advocates like you helped make possible. Breaking Through on Climate Change …

Orca Pod

The Dangers of Dirty Coal for Wildlife in the Pacific…

Whale watching off the coast in Puget Sound is one of the most spectacular and time-honored traditions in the Pacific Northwest.  But the beauty of seeing some of the world’s …

orca

A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out Against Dirty Coal

Critically endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest rely on a diet almost exclusively of salmon that swim into the Puget Sound from fresh waters like the Columbia River. Sadly, the …

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 …

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