Defenders in the Northwest
Sage-Grouse, Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region

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Shawn Cantrell
Northwest Program Director

Vanessa E. Lopez
Northwest Coordinator

Quinn Read
Northwest Representative (Portland, OR)

Suzanne Asha Stone
Senior Northwest Representative (Boise, ID)

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Fact Sheet
The American black bear is the smallest of the three bears species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability.
Fact Sheet
The North American River Otter is the only river otter found north of Mexico. Its luscious pelt, which was a staple of the French fur trade in the 1700-1800s, has drawn hunters for hundreds of years.
Orca, © Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research/NMFS Permit 15569/DFO SARA 272
In the Magazine
Compromised by pollution, with their fate tied to a fish, the orcas of Puget Sound struggle to hang on