Swamp Milkweed. Photo Credit: Tom Potterfield, Flickr Creative Commons

Twelve Native Milkweeds for Monarchs

[2/27/2015 // By Abby Barber]

The monarch butterfly population in North America has plummeted by over 90% in just the last 20 years. Destruction of America’s grasslands ecosystems, commercial agricultural practices and even conventional gardening have all contributed to the precipitous decline of this iconic species. National Wildlife […] Read more >

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President Delivers Tar Sands Wildlife Win, Keystone XL Rejection Next

[2/25/2015 // By Jim Murphy]

President Obama took a huge step to help protect wildlife from destructive, climate disrupting tar sands oil. On February 24, he vetoed a fossil fuel industry giveaway bill from Congress that would have forced approval of the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline. […] Read more >

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Support Clean Water for Maryland’s Wildlife

[2/24/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk]

Whether you are interested in Maryland’s wildlife because you love the sight of a bald eagle against the winter sky or because picking blue crabs is the best way to spend a summer afternoon, you know that clean water is […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: President Obama Speaks for Wildlife and more

[2/27/2015 // By Linda Argueta]

Who loves President Obama? The National Wildlife Federation loves President Obama! On Tuesday, February 24th, our beloved President took an enormous step forward in protecting our wildlife from climate disrupting tar sands oil by vetoing a bill that would have […] Read more >

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Champions of the Clean Power Plan Stand for Wildlife

[2/18/2015 // By Jenny Rowland]

On Wednesday the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) convened their first oversight hearing on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, with new chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The Clean Power Plan is a landmark rule for curbing […] Read more >

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It’s for the Birds! Certifying Baltimore as a Community Habitat

[1/28/2015 // By Kim Martinez]

For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland and now, we can make it official. Baltimore plans to B’More Wild, and bird-friendly, by becoming certified as an NWF Community Wildlife Habitat®- the largest along the Chesapeake Bay. So what does […] Read more >

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Who Goes There? Identifying Animal Tracks In Your Backyard

[12/23/2014 // By Kaitlin Parker]

Are you eagerly awaiting the snowy season in order to take a peek at what critters have been scurrying through your backyard? Studying prints left by animals is an ancient activity that was first practiced by those who depended on […] Read more >

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Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently Protected

[2/16/2015 // By Jennifer Janssen]

Stunning and wild. Best white-water rafting in the country. Paradise for people and wildlife alike. This is Colorado’s Browns Canyon, America’s newest national monument. Located about 130 miles southwest of Denver, Browns Canyon is a unique ecosystem that provides outstanding […] Read more >

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