Thousands of volunteers are looking for the invasive, bee-killing insect, leaving officials optimistic about keeping the hornets at bay.
Wildfires don’t affect only the drier, eastern part of the state. The densely populated west side is also vulnerable to burns.
Unprecedented temperatures recall a 2015 heat wave that killed 99% of salmon returning to one stretch of the Snake River.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers listing Mt. Rainier ptarmigan on the federal endangered species list.
The illegal killing of a female wolf spurred multiple conservation groups to put up a $15,000 reward to find the poacher.
Unidentified aerial phenomena and ancient hominids are in the news. Both have a rich history in the Pacific Northwest.
An ongoing pandemic community science effort asked hundreds of Pacific Northwesterners to keep tabs on birds. Here's what they've observed so far—about birds, and themselves.
The famed primatologist says she sees threats everywhere, but she also sees reasons to believe humans can save themselves and the environment.
A U.S. Senate bill highlights West Coast progressiveness in managing fisheries, but even our region is a long way off from really knowing what’s out there.
In May, Megan Duffy will lead the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office, a small-but-mighty division that funds everything from land acquisition to salmon recovery.
With state biologists unable to monitor every amphibian species as completely as they would like, community volunteers fill an important gap.
For thousands in the state, razor clamming represents culture and heritage. But state and tribal agencies are trying to protect people from harmful toxins.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission recently approved a new rule to train hound handlers to haze cougars. But conservationists are worried.
If the tiny mussel established itself here, it would create over $100 million worth of damage each year to dams, agriculture, salmon and more.
Harbor seals and porpoises in the Salish Sea experience antibiotic-resistant bacteria differently, pointing to worrying implications for orcas.
The big beige blur in the middle of the state may seem boring, but it is essential to the survival of grouse, orcas and people.