Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr user Daniele Colombo)

Climate Change Makes Its Way into the Federal Budget Process

[4/29/2015 // By Jenny Rowland]

The Senate is currently in full swing debating the budget plans that were adopted in March. On April 15th the Senate voted on a series of Democratic priorities which will go to a budget conference committee as the next step …

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Carolina Chickadee by Doug Tallamy

Chickadees Show Why Birds Need Native Trees

[4/28/2015 // By Laura Tangley]

This year, more than ever, I had been looking forward to songbird-nesting season. The reason? Last spring, my Washington, D.C., yard became one of more than 100 study sites in a three-year research project to investigate how nonnative trees in …

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Conserving Our Forests: NWF Honors the Forest Stewardship Council

[4/27/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Have you ever seen this symbol on food, paper, plant, or cosmetic wrappers? Ever wondered what it meant? It is the symbol for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international, independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and …

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The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Lewes, DE offers an array of freshly grown vegetables. Photo by Abby Barber

Eating and Growing Local to Sustain Wildlife

[4/24/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Farmers markets benefit local communities in a variety of ways, from boosting the local economy to supplying an array of fresh, oftentimes sustainably grown food to helping small farmers whose farms frequently serve as wildlife habitats. The number of farmers …

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National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

[3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak]

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now …

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A NYC Eco-Schools Teacher Helps Her Classroom Go Plastic-Free

[4/9/2015 // By Guest Author]

The environment did not start out as a curriculum objective. It happened as a result of the principal’s insistence on integrating current events into our lessons. Different themes and concerns arose with different groups of students. Whatever they were invested in …

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International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

[3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! …

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bluebird on oak

Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

[4/21/2015 // By Jane Kirchner]

It’s tree planting time and a chance to plant, restore and protect natives that provide wildlife habitat and nourish the natural world.  Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of …

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