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  • Western Pond Turtle from cover image of Northwest Fauna 7.
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  • Alaska Range, photo by Tara Chestnut
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Welcome

The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology is the longest running scientific association devoted to the study of vertebrate ecology in the Pacific Northwest. Our society strives to promote professional working relationships among ornithologists, mammalogists, herpetologists, and ichthyologists in our region.

Please explore our website and be sure to check out our flagship publication, Northwestern Naturalist. If you share our passion for learning about the natural history and ecology of the Northwest consider attending our annual meeting, a great place to meet new people while learning about research that is currently being conducted in our region. Learn more.

Photo of the Month

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June

Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) passing through the fish ladder at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, June 6th 2014. Photo by Eric Lund.

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May

Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa), Falls Creek Falls trail, Skamania County, WA. Photographed on Mother’s Day (May 11th) 2014.

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April 2014: Pseudracris regilla blue color morph.

April

Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla) blue color morph observed in a cranberry bog 6 miles north of Port Orford, Oregon on April 22nd, 2009. Photo by Lois Miller.

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March

Palouse Falls, Washington. Photo by Erim Gomez.

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February

Western Spadefoot Toad (Spea hammondii). Winner of our 2011 photo contest. Photo by Erim Gomez.

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Bison Range

January

National Bison Range, Montana. Winner of our 2014 photo contest, Landscape category. Photo by Erim Gomez.

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