Protect Workers and Waters from Drift

(By Megan Dunn, Healthy People & Communities Program Director) Have you ever seen a billowing cloud of pesticides wafting from a field or a plane overhead? If you live near agricultural land, it's probably a regular sight. Over 899 million pounds of pesticide (roughly $9,055 million dollars) are used at the producer level in agriculture in the U.S. every year.[1] Continue reading

Prevent and Treat Moss on Roofs

(by Gina Gervase, Communications Assistant) In the Pacific Northwest, we cherish every shade of green. From our lush, fir tree forests and endless grassy pastures to our sustainable practices ethos, we are green. But there are times when greenery can be a nuisance and even destructive. Continue reading

Three Insecticides Jeopardize Future Survival of Salmon and Southern Resident Orca

Once again, top federal scientists have confirmed that certain pesticides jeopardize the continued existence of most of the Pacific salmon and steelhead species in Oregon, Washington and California. Continue reading

Executive Director Departure

(From Tony Brand, Board President, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides) It is with a bittersweet mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Kim Leval's departure as Executive Director of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP), effective December 27, 2017. Continue reading

Lamprey: Culture, Medicine and Subsistence

(By Sky Ramirez-Doble, Research and Development Intern) "The Creator told the people that the eels would always return as long as the people took care of them, but if the people failed to take care of them, they would disappear." —Ron Suppah, Vice Chair, Warm Springs Tribes Continue reading