Coal Export Threatens a Pacific Northwest Legacy

Coal Export Threatens a Pacific Northwest Legacy

Apr 19, 2012

from Wildlife Promise Roll on, Columbia, Roll on,’ which brings lyrical majesty to the might of a river which provides our region with power, water and recreation.Having lived in both Washington and Oregon I have many fond memories of the Columbia River. As a child I spent many a vacation paddling along its banks with my brother and scrambling along high...

Rising Waters: Climate Change and Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

Rising Waters: Climate Change and Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

Apr 12, 2012

from Wildlife Promise Climate change will have many different impacts on the Pacific Northwest. It is imperative that we recognize these effects and change the way we interact with our planet in order to ensure a sustainable and healthy future. Mt. Adams. These changes will cause water shortages in many regions and will also result in an abundance of water in...

NWF Book Club: The Big Burn

NWF Book Club: The Big Burn

Apr 6, 2012

from Wildlife Promise The Big Burn Big Burn takes us from the beginning of the conservation movement with Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot through the haphazard forest management at the beginning of the 20th Century and on to the Big Burn and its aftermath. Please use the following questions to guide you through a discussion of the book, which you can join...

Getting Kids Outside to Inspire a Love of Nature

from Wildlife Promise Today we face numerous challenges in conservation. Wild lands are falling to development, pollution runs into once clean waters and climate change threatens our natural systems as we know them. The need to unite behind these issues has never been more important and yet we are moving backwards. Today’s children are plugged into...

Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife


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Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife

Mar 22, 2012

from Wildlife Promise Rising Water At first the rains come as a light drizzle, tapping out a soothing melody on rooftops and windowpanes. Soon the tempo quickens to a loud drum beat of impending danger. As the rain falls harder and harder the river begins to swell, slowly creeping up its banks. Even the levees that have been constructed to shelter communities...

Join The National Wildlife Federation for a Day of Free Family Fun

from Wildlife Promise An Ocean Full of Adventure The world is full of the promise of adventure, exploration and, discovery. From high mountain peaks, lush forests and, broad, open oceans people are always finding new ways to connect to nature in new and exciting ways. O.A.R. Northwest their next adventure will take four rowers around Vancouver Island in a...

Happy National Flood Safety Awreness Week!

Happy National Flood Safety Awreness Week!

Mar 12, 2012

from Wildlife Promise It is a story told throughout the world; the once docile and tame river rising from its banks to spill out over the surrounding area in a torrent of muddy water. As the water picks up speed it begins to carry with it anything in its path, at first bits of wood and small objects but soon it begins to sweep away large rocks, trees and even...

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