Protecting Northwest Forests As Bigger Wildfires Burn Longer

Susan Prichard takes a picture of an area of the Carlton Complex that was completely devestated by wildfire. The Carlton Complex was the largest fire in Washington's history.

by Courtney Flatt

This summer, the Carlton Complex wildfire swept through central Washington’s Methow Valley, consuming more acres than any other fire in the state’s history. Now, ecologists are trying to prevent these large-scale fires.

Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off

Nov. 17, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

What A Junk Food Diet Means For Seagulls In The Northwest

Nov. 12, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Salmon Cannon Hits The Comedy Big-Time

Nov. 10, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

Research Suggests Sea Lions Are Eating More Columbia River Salmon

Nov. 7, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Birth Control Darts Fired At Idaho Wild Horses To Slow Herd Growth

Nov. 3, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Northwest Tribes Take Steps To Corral Growing Wild Horse Population

Oct. 29, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Conservation Group Makes Huge Land Purchase Near Snoqualmie Pass

Oct. 27, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Baby Sea Stars

Oct. 22, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Baby Orca Missing In Puget Sound And Presumed Dead

Oct. 21, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Oregon On Track To Begin Wolf Delisting Process

Oct. 16, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Woman Fined $500 For Feeding Bears In Washington Coastal Town

Oct. 16, 2014 | by AP

Conservationists Sue For Wolverine Protections

Oct. 13, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?

Oct. 8, 2014 | by Katie Campbell

Washington To Remove Sick Bighorn Sheep

Oct. 7, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning This Furry Animal

Oct. 6, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Stealing Fish To Study Seabirds

Oct. 3, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Oregon Zoo And Malaysian City Team Up For Rainforests & Pygmy Elephants

Oct. 2, 2014 | by Olivia Poblacion

Bats May Mistake Wind Turbines For Trees, Study Warns

Oct. 2, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Starfish Nearly Vanished From Popular Destination On Oregon Coast

Oct. 1, 2014 | by Erick Bengel

Biologists Identify Pot Gardens As Salmon Threat

Sept. 30, 2014 | by AP

Report: Sagebrush Habitat Fuels $1B In Recreation Spending

Sept. 30, 2014 | by AP

Idaho Wolf, Coyote Shooting Derby Wants Larger Area

Sept. 29, 2014 | by AP

Interior Secretary Jewell Tours Oregon Sage Grouse Country

Sept. 25, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Going For Launch With The Salmon Cannon

Sept. 23, 2014 | by Aaron Kunz, Courtney Flatt

Conservation Groups Say More Lynx Habitat Needs Protection

Sept. 12, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

New Fishing Rule Protects Endangered Seabird

Sept. 9, 2014 | by AP

Groups Plan To Sue Over Feds’ Wildlife-Killing Tactics In Idaho

Sept. 9, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Disease Kills More than 100 Deer In Southern Oregon

Sept. 9, 2014 | by AP

Wolf Shot By State Was Alpha Female

Sept. 5, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

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The Northwest shellfish industry and local chefs are trying to create a demand for geoducks at home, two months after China banned all shellfish imports from most of the West Coast.

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