NW Energy Coalition
The NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of more than 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, progressive utilities, and businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. We promote development of renewable energy and energy conservation, consumer protection, low-income energy assistance, and fish and wildlife restoration on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. More from the NW Energy Coalition.
People for Puget Sound
People for Puget Sound is a citizens' group established in 1991 by Kathy Fletcher to protect and restore the health of our land and waters through education and action. Our members, partners and volunteers are located throughout the Puget Sound basin. Our staff works out of offices in Seattle and Olympia and our board of directors represents the communities we work in. More on People For Puget Sound.
Washington Trollers Association
The Washington Trollers Association (WTA) represents the interests of commercial salmon trollers based in Washington State whose livelihoods depend upon healthy, harvestable populations of salmon. The board and members of WTA are committed to working to protect and preserve this precious natural resource, and to providing the highest quality salmon to their customers. More from the Washington Trollers Association.
Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association
The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association was founded in 1993 by a collection of sport fishing industry business leaders who understood the need for a strong voice in the local, state, regional and federal governments. NSIA is not a sports club but an industry lobby group, with lobbyist in both Washington and Oregon, representing the business interests of the many members that depend on the sport of fishing for their livelihoods. More from the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association.
Orca Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats. A community is emerging that is increasingly attuned to the orca population, that cares about and tries to understand the needs of the resident and transient orcas that inhabit the Salish Sea. Orca Network encourages and supports that community through research, advocacy, education and outreach. Based in Greenbank, Washington (on Whidbey Island), and founded in 2001, Orca Network projects include the Whale Sighting Network, the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network, a variety of education programs, and the Free Lolita campaign. More from the Orca Network.
The mission of the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries, their watersheds, and ecosystems as a means of maintaining our quality of life. Washington Council of Trout Unlimited does this by promoting effective fish management decisions, and by taking an active part in habitat restoration and fish production projects. We communicate to the general public about the needs of our fishery resources through our participation in various aquatic education programs throughout the state of Washington, and we work closely with other recreational fishing and conservation organizations in promoting legislation affecting our coldwater fisheries. More from the WA Council of Trout Unlimited.
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. And our founder, John Muir, appears on the back of the California quarter.
Named "the most influential environmental organization" in an Aspen Institute poll, the Sierra Club gives the public the information and the means to make their voices heard. The Club's 750,000 members in 65 chapters and over 400 local groups nationwide possess the unique ability to empower people and influence public policy through community activism, public education, outreach and litigation. More on the Sierra Club.
American Rivers is the leading conservation organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores America's rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife, and nature. Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters, with offices in Washington, DC and nationwide.
Through our work in five key program areas - Rivers and Global Warming, River Restoration, River Protection, Clean Water and Water Supply - American Rivers is working to protect our remaining natural heritage, undo the damage of the past and create a healthy future for our rivers and future generations. More from American Rivers.
Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization with a mission "to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely." American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission. More from American Whitewater.
Save Our Wild Salmon
Founded in 1991, Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS) is a nationwide coalition of conservation organizations, commercial and sportsfishing associations, businesses, river groups, and taxpayer advocates working collectively to restore self-sustaining, abundant, and harvestable populations of wild salmon and steelhead to rivers, streams and oceans of the Pacific Salmon states. More from the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition.