The Shrub-Steppe and Sagelands of the Pacific Northwest

Eastern Washington and Oregon might seem dull and barren but these areas are ecologically diverse and beautiful in their own right.


This unassuming, semiaquatic rodent is seen as a nuisance by some but in reality, beavers are significant players in the health of ecosystems and are even vital in stopping wildfires. In addition to providing habitat and a source of water, the ponds and wetlands that...