Northwestern Naturalist

The Northwestern Naturalist is the official journal of the Society. Originally published as the Murrelet in 1920, it is recognized as the best source of early biological studies in the Pacific Northwest. The tri-annual journal publishes peer-reviewed original contributions dealing with the biology of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, and fish in the western United States and Canada.

The Northwestern Naturalist continues a long tradition of accepting feature articles and general notes on the basis of high scientific merit. The journal also publishes distributional records, including first and second occurrence reports for this major biogeographical region. A 68-year cumulative index (1920-1988) and 17-year cumulative index (1989-2006) are now available for download on our new member content page (requires being logged in to this site); they may also be purchased by non-members.

Electronic versions of journal articles published in Volume 85 (2004) to the most recently published issue also are available to current members through BioOne. Access to BioOne is available on the SNVB Member’s Page (requires login).

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Contact the Editor of the Northwestern Naturalist,
Erica Crespi at: