Rivers

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. …

NW Forging a Collaborative Course of Action for Snake River Salmon

Hot water is killing cold-water fish. This isn’t news. Scientists have agreed for some time that warming river temperatures are a critical threat to Columbia and Snake River salmon. What …

Healthy Headwaters for People and Wildlife

Strategic partnership aims at healthy forests, healthy water, healthy people—and water for wildlife The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Or, as National Wildlife Federation’s Chief Program …

More Corn Ethanol, Less Water for Wildlife

It may be hard to imagine water scarcity, given that large swaths of the Midwest are still drying out after historic and catastrophic flooding, but recently released research points to …

Western Rivers at Risk

Water–or the lack of it–defines the American West. One commonly used marker that you’ve crossed into the western part of the country is the 100th Meridian, which bisects the Great …

The Best Dam Water Engineers

Beavers may be our most important partner in protecting and restoring western streams and watersheds. By building temporary dams on small streams, beavers slow down rainwater runoff and snowmelt. This …

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Fish Grow on Trees

My “ah-ha!” moment happened at a presentation I attended a few years ago. A slide on the screen showed two rows of fish: on the left, smaller fish from a …

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s …

Saving the Delaware River Basin

Can you see yourself relaxing in the Chesapeake Bay or a river on a hot summer’s day: the way the water gently nudges your feet and toes while you’re lounging …

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

By Beverly Payton  Chances are that if you were asked to name some animals that make up the wonderful diversity of wildlife in and around our streams and rivers, you …

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