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.
Few rivers define a region like the Columbia, where tribal scientists are making headway in bringing back its most important species: salmon.
In ‘Homewaters,’ author David Williams looks at how humans have shaped the natural environment of Puget Sound, often at the environment’s expense.
Oceanographer Scott Veirs shows us how to listen for whales in Puget Sound, identify their signature sounds and maybe help save them.
Quiet forests, singing volcanoes and talking orcas: Our new podcast offers escapes into the PNW’s natural world.
The Northwest’s iconic fish are in crisis due to warming waters and habitat degradation, the recent report shows.
During the pandemic, more people are spotting animals slinking around the neighborhood.
In 2005, Gordon Hempton made a single spot within the Hoh Rain Forest famous for its serenity. But now it’s noisier than ever.
The discovery of 14,000-year-old bones on Orcas Island means humans were BBQing a lot earlier than previously thought.
Max Brooks’ new novel sets up collision of techno-optimists, pseudo nature worshipers and creatures of Northwest lore.
Yakama tribal members exercise treaty rights on the Columbia river. A proposed methanol plant could endanger the ways of life those rights protect.