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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 …

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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 …

Diversity is a Conservation Issue

The first year or so I was a Steelheader member, I was consumed with simply learning how to fish. I was wholly focused on catching my first Buoy 10 salmon, …

What’s Your Wildlife Personality?

The National Wildlife Federation is taking time this month to recognize and celebrate our wonderfully diverse group of supporters. It’s your passion, knowledge and curiosity that makes you part of …

A New Path Forward for Salmon in the Columbia River…

The wild salmon and steelhead of the Columbia and Snake Rivers are truly one-of-a-kind. Many of these fish travel farther inland and higher in elevation than any salmon in the …

Coal Exports Through the Pacific Northwest—Get Ready for a Fight

A fight has begun over the future of the Pacific Northwest’s air, water and wildlife protections. On one side: the coal industry, which stands to make millions in profits. On the other: fish, wildlife, and communities from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast and beyond.

The Current Battle For Lake Erie

The Battle of Lake Erie was a pivotal naval engagement between British and American forces during the War of 1812.  The American victory paved the way for control of the …

Washington’s Dwindling Glaciers and Water Supply

David Lester reports in the Yakima Herald-Republic: “In the first comprehensive study of its kind, a Portland State University study has found Mount Adams’ 12 glaciers have shrunk by nearly …

Irony: Record Daily Steelhead Counts At Bonneville Dam Due To Heat Wave

The old daily record at the giant Dam on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon was around, 14,000 steelhead trout.  So what is the new peak of 34,000 fish in …

Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

The salmon and steelhead that return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers are like no other fish in the world.  They migrate nearly 1,000 miles, connecting coastal and river communities …

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