Pacific Northwest

Columbia River

Last Summer’s Heat Dome Effects Were Frightening–and They Aren’t Over

During the summer of 2021 millions of people in the Northwest were trapped in their homes, desperately seeking cool temperatures in the absence of air conditioning. As many of us …

Coho Spawning on the Salmon River. Credit: Bureau of Land Management

2022 Is the Year We Recover Salmon

It’s been more than two decades since we launched the fight to save the mighty salmon runs of the Columbia River Basin. We are far from gaining ground and reaching …

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 …

Chinook salmon

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 …

Chinook salmon

Five Reasons We Should Restore the Lower Snake River (and…

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…

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 …

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