The Preserve was the first approved “Waif Tortoise Recipient Site” in the state and in December 2011 we adopted 4 female gopher tortoises.  Photo from City of Oakland Park.

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

[7/22/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald]

As part of their work to become a certified Community Wildlife Habitat, volunteers in Oakland Park, FL adopted a special mascot to help out. Read more >

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Bill Dvorak, in the green shirt to the left, took Sen. Mark Udall, front right, on a river trip through Browns Canyon over the Fourth of July holiday. Photo by Luke Dvorak

Coloradans Want Browns Canyon to be the Next National Monument

[7/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler]

For Bill Dvorak, permanent protection for southern Colorado’s Browns Canyon has been a long time coming. Dvorak is the National Wildlife Federation’s public lands organizer in Colorado He’s also one of the best-known outfitters in the state and has been leading […] Read more >

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A moose passes through Pierce Pond in Maine. South Portland's City Council this week showed that local communities can band together in powerful ways to stand up for themselves and their wildlife. Photo credit: Flickr user Michael Lepore.

Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

[7/22/2014 // By Annie Mackin]

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the City Council passed an ordinance that prevents the Portland Pipe […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: NWF’s Photo Contest Deadline Extended and more

[7/18/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

Every year, the National Wildlife Federation holds a photo contest for wildlife enthusiasts. In its 44th year, the National Wildlife Photo Contest offers winners the opportunity to have their photo featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife magazine! Originally, […] Read more >

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Obama Administration Announces Progress for Offshore Wind Power in New Jersey

[7/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett]

Momentum continues to build on the journey toward realizing America’s offshore wind power potential. Today, Interior Secretary Jewell kicked off the leasing process for New Jersey’s 344,000 acre Wind Energy Area marking a key milestone in the process for offshore […] Read more >

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How to Get Kids Hooked on Fishing and Create Future Conservationists

[7/15/2014 // By Russell Bassett]

For many good reasons, fishing is one of the country’s most popular pastime activities, with roughly 50 million Americans pursuing hundreds of different fish species on countless different waterbodies each year. The sport of angling offers excellent opportunities to strengthen family bonds […] Read more >

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The Beauty in Your Backyard

[7/17/2014 // By Jenni Lopez]

Even nature’s tiniest details are beautiful – see if you can capture them! Submit to the National Wildlife Photo Contest today! Read more >

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Broad-headed skink on top of a log by Dani Tinker.

Dead Trees Are Anything But Dead

[7/16/2014 // By Dani Tinker]

I recently learned that dead trees provide vital habitat for more than 1,000 species of wildlife nationwide. The two most common types of dead wood you’ll find in your yard, along a trail or at a park are snags (upright) and logs […] Read more >

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