The Spirit of A River

By Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Alison M Jones The dedicated Dust Bowl Era photographers were the first to nudge me towards using my camera for more than family portraits and travel-scapes. A specific focus evolved as I read James Agee’s words that accompany the haunting Depression Era imagery of Walker Evans in their joint … Continue reading The Spirit of A River

The Weight of Life

By Sarah Ross, NWNL Project Manager Photos © Alison M Jones INTRODUCTION  While in Ethiopia in 2005, NWNL Director Alison Jones witnessed health issues, known as fistulas faced by African girls and women tasked to carry heavy jugs of water. Her visit to Addis Ababa's Fistula Hospital and research led to her essay on women … Continue reading The Weight of Life

Summer Signage Synergy

Written by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Alison M Jones The significance of signage hit me during a 2008 stroll with Walter Volovsek in Castlegar, British Columbia. This Columbia River Basin historian and volunteer sign-maker walked with me along Canada’s upper reaches of the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River. His signs dotted our trail … Continue reading Summer Signage Synergy

Endangered Species Day

Last Friday (May 17) was Endangered Species Day - an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Today's blog gives an overview of a few endangered species the Endangered Species Coalition highlight on their website that are … Continue reading Endangered Species Day

NWNL’s Most Endangered Rivers 2019

Every April, American Rivers releases a list of the top ten most endangered rivers in the United States. America's Most Endangered Rivers Report is one of the best-known and longest-lived annual reports in the environmental movement. Grassroots river conservationists use the report each year to help save their local rivers by scoring policy successes that benefit these rivers … Continue reading NWNL’s Most Endangered Rivers 2019

Clark County Wetlands Park

Written by Michael McGuire Photos © Michael McGuire Edited by Alison M Jones Michael McGuire is a wildlife and nature photographer from Kenosha, Wisconsin. At Univ. of Vermont (Class of 2020), he studies Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Geography. At February's Las Vegas Summit for the North American Nature Photography Association, he joined its College … Continue reading Clark County Wetlands Park

Annual Environmental Observances

Written by Sarah Kearns, NWNL Project Manager Photos by Alison M Jones With Earth Day coming up in April - and World Water Day observed just last week -  we're using this blog to highlight a few important and unique annual observances that are included on the newly updated NWNL Annual Observances Calendar. (Remember to … Continue reading Annual Environmental Observances